Jun. 23, 2016
A Country of Heroes – Lital Shemesh (Israel Hayom)
A week and a half has passed since the terrible shooting attack at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market, and on Sunday, Haggai Klein, the hero of that evening, was released from hospital.
When two terrorists began to spray Jews with bullets, instead of running for his life, Klein decided to grab the nearest chair and smash it onto one of the terrorist’s heads.
Klein said on Sunday, “I knew that the situation needed to be put to an end and I charged ahead.” He spoke like a reserve soldier who has learned the importance of charging the enemy.
We saw Herzl Biton, driver of Dan Bus No. 40, who fought off a terrorist with his bare hands; we saw civilians use everything from a guitar to umbrellas and selfie sticks in attempts to neutralize terrorists.
Israel, with all its problems and ills, is a country of mutual responsibility. It is a country of mothers and fathers who take pots filled with homemade food to the soldiers at the Gaza border; a country of citizens who raise a million shekels for an injured soldier in a week’s time; a country filled with small heroes who don’t see saving another’s life as an act of heroism but as a necessary duty.