IDF Space Video Issachar Nathan, November 13, 2023/IDF Spokesperson
Major Issachar Nathan, 28, from Kiryat Malachi, a combat officer in the commando formation, fell yesterday (Sunday) in battle in the northern Gaza Strip. In a chilling interview he gave three years ago to a Ground Forces informational video, he said: "I chose to be a fighter because this is really challenging and it's a mission for me and a desire to contribute. My father fought in the Yom Kippur War. To be a fighter in the Paratroopers Brigade is to be in one big family."
"Issachar was a warrior with all his limbs," said David Habbo, a childhood friend of his, "On Simchat Torah we sat together until almost 5 a.m. He heard about the incident and immediately went to the village of Gaza - where he saved 3 families with his hands. He was a friend with a huge heart, never did anything wrong to anyone, a man who was all good. No one can say a bad word about him. In any role that has always excelled, this is a person you want always by your side. Pure Angel"The Kiryat Malachi municipality also eulogized him and wrote: The city of Kiryat Malachi bows its head upon receiving the announcement of the fall of Maj. Issachar Nathan, z"
l. Issachar was a respected company commander in the commando unit, and among other things, commanded the force that located the terrorists in the attack in Elad about a year and a half ago.
"On the eve of Simchat Torah last year, he participated in laps until the wee hours of the night, and in the morning, when he heard about the break-in, he drove quickly to the envelope and bravely saved many families.
Major Nathan fell in battle in the northern Gaza Strip.
The Kiryat Malachi Municipality will accompany the family during its difficult hours.
May his memory be blessed."
Major Issachar Natan, Kiryat Malachi/IDF Spokesperson
"If I'm not there, terrorists will come in and carry out a massacre."
At the top of the article you can see the video he filmed three years ago in which he talked about his experiences as a company commander in the 202nd Paratroopers Battalion. The manner is chilling, he talks in the video about the possibility of a massacre near the Gaza Strip. "In one of the last rounds the brigade took up in the Gaza Division, we were at the Erez outpost. We lay there on the batteries as soon as the round started and mortars were fired. 100 meters behind me, when I look back, I see the settlement of Netiv Ha'ahara. In the end, my feeling is that if I'm not lying there and I'm there, the residents who are 150-100 meters behind us will kidnap this thing and [terrorists] will go inside and eventually massacre them."
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