Chief of the General Staff,
Lieutenant General Moshe Yaalon granted awards Tuesday, the 12/4/05, at
the IDF auditorium located at the command and staff base in Glilot. The
ceremony was held in the presence of major generals from the general
staff forum and division and brigade commanders representing those who
received the awards and commendations. During the ceremony, personal
commendations and awards for superiority, courage, and bravery were
The Medal of Courage, the second
most noteworthy medal was granted to Superintendent Y. "on combat
leadership, courage, sensitivity and devotion to his missions.
Superintendent Y. led his command in the current ongoing war, from
operation to operation by volunteering for every mission. He led his
unit with courage and dedication under difficult fighting conditions and
implemented as part of his conduct and customs exercises and fighting
methods which should be emulated and adopted by all."
The Border Police unit headed by
Y. is responsible for the arrest or killing of 25 of the most wanted
terrorists in the Judea and Samaria area, during the last year.
Superintendent Y., 30 years old, was only last year awarded the Israel
Police medal of Courage. He was born in Russia and emigrated with his
parents to Israel in 1991.
Download IDF movie (1,5 MBbyte)
showing an interview with Y. (in Hebrew)