Captain David Shapiro become a national hero when he responded to the sound of gunfire in Jerusalem’s Merkaz HaRav Yeshiva last year, eliminating the terrorist who managed to murder eight students of the yeshiva, leaving others injured.
The IDF Central Command awards committee has decided that on Yom HaAtzma’ut, Shapira will be among the soldiers and officers awarded citations for exemplary service.
Shapira was not on duty when the shots rang out in the yeshiva, which he is all too familiar with, having studied there and davens there regularly on Shabbos. He did not hesitate and left his wife and children and grabbed his weapon, responding to what he already knew as a terror attack. Shapira is credited with saving countless lives, succeeding in eliminating the lone terrorist who was firing indiscriminately in every direction.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)