Corporal T', 19, began his service in March 2015, and already won praise from his officers for his coolheaded and speedy response to a previous incident last week, during which he shot and killed two terrorists.
According to the officers, his alert and accurate response during the incidents was even more impressive given the fact that he is a "regular", young soldier who has only been serving in the IDF for eight months – with only less than two months of operational activity.
The Shimshon Battalion to which the soldier belongs has been over the past month facing a large portion of the terror attacks north of Hebron.
"As we guarded the junction, we noticed the suspect, told him to cross the road to us and when he reached us he pulled out a knife with the intention of stabbing the friend who was with me," the soldier recalled in a conversation with ynet. "At that moment I cocked my weapon and shot him. During another stabbing attempt a week ago, I shot two terrorists in order to remove the threat."