St.-Sgt. Maj. Tuvia Yanai Weismann
St.-Sgt. Maj. Tuvia Yanai Weismann. (photo credit:IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)


IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen.. Gadi Eisenkot approved on Sunday a number of citations awarded to soldiers for their bravery and conduct in the face of mortal danger.

OC Central Command Maj.-Gen. Roni Nume posthumously awarded a citation to St.-Sgt. Maj. Tuvia Yanai Weismann, who served as a Nahal brigade combat soldier.

Weismann, who was on a regular leave, found himself in the middle of a stabbing attack launched by two Palestinians in a supermarket in the Binyamin region in February this year.

The 21-year-old father of a baby girl sought to engage, with his bare hands, the knife attackers as they assaulted shoppers at the Rami Levy supermarket. The unarmed off-duty soldier was killed in the fight with the terrorists.

In his actions, he exemplified IDF values, the military said on Tuesday.

Binyamin Brigade commander Col. Yisrael Shomer awarded a citation to Sgt. Lichi Malka, a female soldier in the Rescue and Training brigade of the Home Front Command.

During a stabbing attack in Kikar Adam in the West Bank, Sgt. Malka acted quickly and exhibited bravery, remained calm under attack, and displayed professionalism in October 2015, when she shot dead a Palestinian knife attacker who had injured a fellow soldier, the IDF said.

Samaria Brigade commander Col. Shai Kleper awarded a citation to Sgt. Matan Shamir, who was injured in a stabbing attack near Nablus in February 2016. Shamir shot dead two knife attackers, saving his commander who had been assaulted, and sustaining a stab wound to the head in the process.

The IDF will also award the Givati brigade’s Tzabar Battalion with certificate honoring it for its determination, professionalism, and initiative during its security missions in the Judea Brigade.

A certificate will also be awarded to Border Police officer Supt. Shai Ohion, of the Rama Battalion. Ohion strove to engage threats during a mission to rescue two IDF soldiers who accidentally entered the Kalandia refugee camp with a military vehicle in February this year.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post