Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mishaberach L'Chayalei Zahal*

*Prayer for Israel's Defense Forces

Well, we can't visit Gilad Shalit, but this morning, we were able to visit I. & D., two of the Navy Seals injured on the Humaniterror Flotilla.

Standing Together, an organization dedicated to letting the soldiers of the IDF know how much they are appreciated by the people they protect, organized a trip this morning to visit the two soldiers. With baskets of goodies in hand, we convoyed to Tel HaShomer hospital to meet up with our Navy Seal escort.

One of these two good-looking, young soldiers was in great spirits, with his family around; the other was more quiet and seemed a bit uncomfortable with the attention, but was surrounded by friends from the Seals (male & female). Interviews weren't allowed, and of course, we couldn't take pictures of the soldiers, but we wished them well (the Hebrew speakers did. I stood around and smiled a lot).

They've received lots of posters and notes, which are up on the wall of their hospital rooms. This is just a small sample.

(And yes, they have seen "We Con The World" and thought it was funny.)

Three weeks after the attack, and these two young men are still in hospital, bandaged, in casts, on crutches, faced with still more recovery and rehab. If anyone wants to question how real this attack was, come talk to us.


Anonymous said...

Saw this via Avielah Barclay on FB. I'm so glad you got a chance to go see the injured Seals. I saw one of them on TV, I believe, the first week but he didn't seem too severely injured. Just kind of overwhelmed by what had happened to him.


Alissa said...

Welcome, Liisa! There were a number injured, but b"H, only a few were in hospital for more than a few days. IY"H, the two remaining will be home, and recovered, soon!