Sergeant First Class Yosef Gitarts, 25, a reservist who volunteered to fight against Hamas, was killed in the southern Gaza Strip.
He wrote a letter to his parents, expressing that he had no regrets and fell with honor for the sake of his people.
He emphasized that he chose this path himself and lived a good life. (Trending: Democrat Found Guilty In Corruption Trial)
“Dear Mom and Dad, I love you very much. Everything is as it should be. I chose this path myself. I’ve lived a good and interesting life. Nevertheless, I have never been afraid of death. I made this choice myself and followed it through to the end. I fell with honor for the sake of my people. I have no regrets,” Gitarts wrote.
“I could have chosen not to come here, and to hide. But that would contradict everything that I believe and value and who I consider myself to be.”
“Therefore I had no choice, and I would have done the same thing if I could have chosen again. I made this choice myself and followed it to the end. I fell honorably for my people.”
“I have no regrets.”
“I love you very much and am proud that you are my parents. You gave me so much. I had a very interesting, rich, happy and unique life.”
“My death only underscores that. You are surely in great pain, but you will overcome it. I really wish for that. Both of you have many people close to you who will support you.”
“Please find something positive in all of this. Be with your grandchildren. Help Israel. I’m okay.”
Gitarts will be laid to rest in Tel Aviv, Israel.