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Wounded soldier’s baby circumcised near him in hospital

A circumcision is held in Beersheba Soroka hospital for the newborn son of an IDF soldier seriously wounded in Rafah during the operation.

Yehuda Yitzhak Hayisraeli of the Givati brigade sustained a serious head wound while fighting in the Gaza Strip, and has been unresponsive since. According to Walla news, a piece of shrapnel pierced his brain. A week ago, his wife gave birth to a baby boy, and today the religious ceremony was held in the medical center so that Hayisraeli could be in attendance.

Hundreds of friends, family members, and hospital staff were present at the event, and the baby was named Erez Yehezkel, a name the father had picked out with his wife before the campaign.

“We aren’t giving up, and we are full of faith, even if the process is long,” David Hayisraeli, the proud grandfather, tells Walla. He says that despite the difficulties, “the feelings are feelings of happiness. We are happy we arrived at this moment, and we are praying that our son Yehuda Yitzhak will get better.”

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