Israel to Honor Terror Victims with Valor Decorations
Israel intends to grant decorations of valor to citizens and soldiers who sacrificed their lives to save lives during the current wave of terror.
Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan conceived of the idea many months ago and discussed the it with Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan.
Following the murder of Rabbi Nehemia Lavi last October, Ben Dahan wrote to Erdan: “His (Lavi’s) family members recently asked me to give a badge of courage to honor his noble act, in which he sacrificed his life to the nation. This act is meant to do something positive for the family of the slain and strengthen the unity and spirit of the people.”