Photo: Reuters
Nasrallah: A picture in every house
Photo: Reuters

Soldier: We found picture of Nasrallah in every house

Sergeant Ohad Mor, injured in Lebanon, wants only to return to fight with his friends. 'When you cross border you understand there is war over our home. Mothers need to take a weight off their hearts. I was there and I really saw things progressing,' he says

Sergeant Ohad Mor (20) from the 890th Battalion of the paratroopers, who was lightly wounded Friday in battle with Hizbullah and is hospitalized at Rambam Hospital in Haifa said, "In every house in Lebanon there is a picture of Nasrallah and rifles. When this village hates you - they have no choice, it is their education since birth - you come to understand the legitimacy of the IDF."


In Rambam, 28 soldiers have been hospitalized since the start of fighting in the north, of whom two remain in critical condition, 14 in moderate condition, and 11 in light condition. During Friday night, six lightly-injured soldiers were brought to the hospital after they were injured in battle in Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon. In Rambam, 15 civilians injured by rockets are also hospitalized. The condition of one of the civilians remains critical.


After a debriefing with the IDF spokesman, Mor spoke to the media praising his commander. "I think that people don't understand how much those at the head of the army use their brains. Everyone needs to stand behind the army and its decisions, give it a little time and it will be okay. I really trust my regiment commander, Kobi Katz, who tried to maintain the wholeness of the soldiers in a professional way. You should know that they are doing a wonderful job in Lebanon. The army is working slowly and intelligently."


Mor was impressed by the cooperation between the arms of the military. "The air force works with the armored corps, who works with the gunner corps, who ultimately works with the infantry, who works splendidly in the villages."


Soldiers in Lebanon: the morale is high      (Photo: AP)


He told about the feeling of the soldiers when they cross the border. "When you cross the border, you understand that there is a war over our home. The mothers need to take a weight off their hearts. I was there and I really saw how things are progressing. Every soldier is taken care of."


The morale of the soldiers in Lebanon, according to him, is high. "On the weekend before the incident was excellent. The morale was high. There is still high morale when there is no food or drink. If a little food arrives in the evening, then everything is fine. Everyone is smiling. Yeshiva boys visit us and pray. It will be good and we will get out of there sometime," he asserted.


On the encounter in which he was injured he recounted: "I was in one of the houses in the village. There was an encounter and I got bullet in my knee after it came in through the window. Nothing serious, just a scratch." Mor said that if he could, he would return to his soldiers in the battalion. "I am dying to get up from the chair, that they would put my vest and weapon on me, and to lovingly return to my battalion. They should only take care of themselves," he wished the soldiers.


Ahiya Raved contributed to the preparation of this article








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