If you don’t live in Israel or consume Israeli media, you don’t know who Yair Golan is. He is a 61-year-old retired Major General in the Israel army and a former parliament MP. He’s also a father and grandfather.
Spend a minute to read this story.
Yesterday, when IDF and the police were in complete chaos, Golan put on his old uniform, took his weapon, and drove into the war zone multiple times to rescue civilians under fire. He rescued two young adults hiding under a bush after 260 of their friends were murdered at an outdoor party. He answered a call from a journalist that his son was hiding under fire and simply said, “Give me his location, and I will bring him back home.” An hour later, the son called his father from Golan’s car.
Golan collected a small crew and went in and out of the war zone, rescuing dozens of people while exchanging fire with Hamas terrorists. He is 61, he could have stayed home, but he chose to risk his life for people he does not know.
Golan is one of the strongest voices from the Israeli left and was constantly attacked by the right wing in Israel. But when the time came, he was first fighting the barbaric attack. The same brain wiring that supports peace, is often the same wiring that drives people to do the right thing.
A true hero.
And from his son’s point of view
אנחנו בחיים.— Amir Tibon (@amirtibon) October 7, 2023
הילדות שלנו גיבורות עולם. שכבו בשקט בחושך בממד בלי חשמל משך עשר שעות.
החיילים שהגיעו בסוף גיבורים. הצילו אותנו. חמישה מחבלים חיכו להם.
והכי גיבור אבא שלי שהגיע במיוחד מתל אביב, הוביל את הכוח לבית ועזר להרוג את הרעים.
עוד נספר בהמשך. מתפללים על שכנים שנעדרים ונפצעו.
Another brave soul
If you don't live in Israel or consume Israeli media, you don't know who Yair Golan is. He is a 61-year-old retired Major General in the Israel army and a former parliament MP. Spend a minute to read this story.— Gadi Shamia (@gadishamia) October 9, 2023
Yesterday, when IDF and the police were in complete chaos, Golan… pic.twitter.com/lGEfCKVZGF