Hapoel honors IDF hero

Emotional pregame farewell ceremony for fallen IDF soldier Liel Gidoni

From: Web Site Editor - 18:26 | 21/10/2014 | (Photo by: Dor Kedmi)



Liel Gidoni was a combat soldier in one of the IDF's eliteunits. He was murdered by a terrorist on August 1st 2014 during Operation Protective Edge. Liel left behind him his parents and three brothers. Liel's father said, "Liel dreamed of being a combat soldier in the IDF. He always had a smile on his face especially when he was watching his favorite team Hapoel Jerusalem."


In recognition of Liel's service, Hapoel Jerusalem named their 8th grade junior team after him. Hapoel Jerusalem also opened their first official home game with an emotional ceremony and farewell to Liel. He will be forever missed.  

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