An Israeli woman has been hailed a hero after saving the community of Nir Am from Hamas as infiltrating terrorists began to invade.
Lieberman, who has been part of the security detail in the region since December 2022, heard explosions erupting early Saturday when Hamas launched the unprecedented and deadly attack on Israel.
She quickly realized that the sounds were different to those she heard during the usual rocket attacks on the kibbutz and rushed to open the armory and distribute guns among the 12-member security team.
The 25-year-old placed her squad of kibbutzniks in strategic positions across the settlement, set up ambushes, and turned the tables on the incoming forces.
She killed five terrorists herself, while the others claimed the lives of 20 more over a four hour period. Nir Am was turned into an impenetrable fortress, while nearby kibbutzim’s suffered heavier losses.
One Kibbutz suffered no casualties and sent 25 Hamas terrorists straight to hell with three invaluable things:
- Situational awareness
- The will to do something
If only more Israelis in the region had those three things, the Israeli death toll would be lower, and the Hamas death toll world be higher.
This is an important lesson for all of us about being prepared and ready to act.