IDF Fighter Fights Off 23 Terrorists After Being Wounded in Ambush

  • While many American youth -- male as well as female -- cower in college safe spaces to protect themselves from microaggressions, this young female IDF Captain has just been decorated with the country's highest honor, the Medal of Valor, for her leadership and bravery in the face of an ambush by nearly two dozen terrorists near the Egyptian border.

  • I have a lot of respect for a lot of thinks the Isreali's do.

    At the same time I am definitely glad that I live in a country where required military service isn't a thing. All though I think it would solve some problems, but probably create more.

    The Isreali's are bad ass, it's a shame we have a Jackass of a president who seems to be doing everything he can to make their life worse.

  • It is my opinion that the USA adopt a mandatory active duty military obligation for both male and females (as well as all the other 52 human genders now recognized). Well, perhaps not the other 52.

  • Dude.... why is it all Israeli women are hot?

    The Tavor only serves to increase said hotness.

  • My kinda Wahine.......

  • I wonder if those women have children.

    If so, who's raising them when they are out trying to be men?

  • There are a number of reasons that they can be exempt from service, motherhood being one of them.
    The history of Israeli women soldiers goes back to the modern birth of Israel . Way out numbered, surrounded by enemoes, everyone was involved in the fight for survival.
    Personally I admire what they have accomplished and the odds they have overcome for survival.

  • @mamalukino

    While visiting once I heard them saying, "if the arabs disarmed today, there would be peace in the Middle East tomorrow. If the Jews disarm, Israel wouldn't exist tomorrow."

    I suspect that's true.

    I also suspect most the women are somewhere between 18-24 years old, and without child, which contributes to the aforementioned hotness.

  • Amazing bravery in a very difficult situation. I would hate to think that my life depended on a Tavor and an Eotech...but sadly that is probably a better combination than many militarys are outfitted with.

    I also believe that the woman's place is in the home. If these women want to train and fight before they have children then that is fine...but children NEED a full time mother to be there for them. I believe that many of the problems with children (and young adults) today is due to the fact that the mother has been taken out of the home and put into the workplace. In some families it is a necessity because it is difficult to make ends meet on one salary...however in most cases the woman works because the family simply doesn't want to have to make ends meet on one salary. I am very blessed in the fact that my wife has not worked since our first child was born. I would quit shooting to save money before I sent her back to work. I guess I might be considered old fashioned and anti feminist...but I believe the evidence supports this position.

    Children also need a father in the picture...and I believe this to be the second biggest problem with children and young adults. There are many single mothers that are doing their best and I don't want to take anything away from them...but it was never intended for a single mother to have to raise children alone. The wife and the children NEED a husband/father in order for the family to work as it should.

    I will now step down from my soapbox.

  • While I agree with both concepts, when you're surrounded and out numbered, what they're doing makes sense.

  • @dddoo7
    I agree with you 100%. The family is the backbone of society.

    The birth and survival of Israel as a modern nation is a miracle. The odds against them surviving 1 year were astronomical.
    I do remember the Arab attacks on the schools and farms back in the 60s and 70s. The Israelis then armed and trained the school teachers among other measures and the attacks stopped.
    The women there do have many avenues for exemption from military service. Around 60-75% of Israeli women do serve.

  • So I was stationed in Tel Aviv for a year in 2014 and got to travel the country. A few things I learned I felt safer in the Greater Tel Aviv area then I do when I go to Vegas where I conceal carry. Most females do two years of active service and do reserve. They feel it is a great honor to serve. As for the Soldiers on the borders and infantry most have M4's and the Soldiers who have the Tavor are manning check points or in support roles.