On Monday April 4, Prime Minister Bennett—accompanied by the Border Police Chief, the Deputy Police Commissioner, the Commander of Israel's National Counter Terror Unit, and the Commander of the Commando Brigade—visited wounded soldiers folowing a visit on April 2 by Israeli Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spent time at Rambam Health Care Campus earlier today, visiting with two members of an elite counter-terrorism unit (including the unit’s commander) who were wounded early Saturday morning during an operation to thwart a terrorist cell near the city of Jenin, as well as a fighter from the IDF’s Duvdevan commando unit, who was wounded in a different operation several days earlier.
The veteran commander, Chief Superintendent “S”, returned to consciousness this morning, three days after he was seriously injured, and was completely weaned off oxygen. He is expected to be released from Rambam’s Department of Critical Care Medicine in the coming days.
At the end of his visit, Prime Minister Bennett said, “Today I met “S”, “T”, and “A”, brave and determined fighters who dedicate and risk their lives for the greater good. I was deeply impressed by the fighting spirit they demonstrated this weekend, and their willingness to risk their lives for the sake of national security. On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I wish them a speedy recovery and thank them, and all of our forces who work around the clock to provide security for the citizens of Israel. These are Israeli fighters and I have no doubt that with such fighters we will win.”
During the visit, the Prime Minister was accompanied by Professor Michael Halberthal, Director General of Rambam, and Professor Yaron Bar-Lavie, Director of Rambam’s Division of Critical Care.