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Eritrean given permanent residency in Israel after saving IDF officer’s life on Oct. 7

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Interior Minister Moshe Arbel (center) shaking the hand of Eritrean Mulugeta Tsagi, who saved the life of an IDF officer (second from left), November 26, 2023. (Interior Ministry)
Interior Minister Moshe Arbel (center) shaking the hand of Eritrean Mulugeta Tsagi, who saved the life of an IDF officer (second from left), November 26, 2023. (Interior Ministry)

An Eritrean citizen is awarded permanent residency in Israel, in what Interior Minister Moshe Arbel calls a “thank you” for saving an IDF officer’s life on October 7.

Mulugeta Tsagi gave life-saving first aid to an IDF lieutenant colonel shot in the abdomen by Hamas terrorists in Sderot. Tsagi remained with the officer for hours, before helping transport him to a hospital.

The officer, named only by the Hebrew letter Yud, later asked Arbel to arrange Tsagi’s permanent residency.

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