Dog who helped capture Palestinian terrorist honoured by Rivlin

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Dog who helped capture Palestinian terrorist honoured by Rivlin

Rambo was injured during a police operation to capture the Palestinian man suspected of killing two Jewish-Israeli co-workers in West Bank

Rambo the dog visited the president of Israel, who honored him for his role in capturing a Palestinian terrorist.

Rambo, a 5-year-old Belgian Shepherd mix, was injured during an operation earlier this month with the Police counter-terrorism unit to capture the Palestinian man suspected of killing two Jewish-Israeli co-workers at a factory in the Barkan industrial zone in the West Bank.

Rambo was shot in the neck and was wounded all over his body with shrapnel during the operation to capture Ashraf Naalwa, 23, in the Askar refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. He was shot while searching the building that was believed to be Naalwa’s hideout, after he eluded police and security forces for some two months.

The dog, who was accompanied to the meeting with Rivlin by his handler Sgt.-Maj. A. also was injured at the age of two and spent a year of recovery before returning to his unit, known as Yamam.

The president thanked the soldiers and Rambo for their contribution to Israel’s security.

“Outstanding soldiers are invited to Beit HaNasi (The Presidents’ Residence). From time to time, it’s a real pleasure to meet outstanding dogs here, too. Look after yourselves. You do vital work and we all thank you for it,” Rivlin said.

Help perform the greatest mitzvah: save a life

While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.

That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.

We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.

Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”

read more: