IDF Soldier Who Lost Leg In Terror Attack Released From ICU

IDF spokesperson

IDF Sgt. Shadi Ibrahim, a Druze IDF combat soldier in Brigade 401, who was badly injured a week and a half ago in a ramming attack near Chevron, was released from the ICU on Monday.

Unfortunately, Ibrahim, 21, had to have his leg amputated due to his serious injuries. He also had numerous other surgeries.

But Ibrahim is not letting the loss of his leg daunt him, saying when he woke up in the hospital: “I want to go back to my soldiers…nothing will break me.”

He recorded a video message from his hospital bed, thanking everyone who sent him encouraging messages:

Below, Maj-Gen. Artzi Halevi, commander of the IDF Southern Command, is seen visiting Ibrahim in Soroka Hospital.

Ibrahim grew up in Sajur, a Druze village in northern Israel. Below is a picture of him before he was injured talking to a toddler in Chevron

The ramming attack in which Ibrahim was injured occurred on May 14 at an army base near Negohot in the Har Chevron area.

Ibrahim was hit by a car driven into him by an Arab terrorist and seriously wounded. MDA paramedics arrived at the scene and transferred him to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva in a mobile intensive care unit.

The terrorist was neutralized by other IDF soldiers at the scene.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Sad but why did they have him in Hebron? What are we doing in Hebron. It’s a city with 200,000 Arabs and a handful of nutjob settlers who put soldiers lives at risk.