On Friday, Yuval and Neta Kalir, who live in the Golan, arrived at Kibbutz Nir Oz to circumcise their son there. Lt. Col. Yuval Kalir was seriously wounded in Operation Tzuk Eitan ten years ago where he fought to try and rescue the 3 missing teens.

He also fought on Oct. 7th in the Gaza envelope and promised to have his son’s bris in the area if he got out alive. The Sandek (godfather) at the bris was the of Omri Michaeli, who fought with side by side with Yuval and fell in battle.

Kibbutz Nir Oz was the most devastated community by by the Oct. 7th attacks in which Hamas either killed, injured or abducted and took hostage into Gaza about one quarter of the 400 residents of Nir Oz. The surviving kibbutz members were evacuated to Eilat.

According to the New York Times, “no one lives in Kibbutz Nir Oz anymore”.

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