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Roi Klein
April 15, 2010, 8:31 am
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Roi Klein (Hebrew: רועי קליין‎; IPA: [ʁoˈʕi klai]; July 10 1975–July 26 2006) was a Major in the Golani Brigade of the Israeli Defense Forces. Klein was killed in the Battle of Bint Jbeil during the 2006 Lebanon War after jumping on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers.

Klein was born in Raanana, Israel. He began his IDF service in the Paratroopers Brigade but later transferred to the Golani Brigade’s Egoz Reconnaissance Unit.

In 2002, Klein received a Chief of Staff Citation for his conduct during an ambush near Nablus in which 5 Palestinians were killed.

During the Battle of Bint Jbeil, a hand grenade was thrown into the house where Klein and his unit were present. Klein told his men “Report that I’ve been killed”

and subsequently jumped on the live grenade and stopped the explosion with his body. The soldiers reported that Klein recited the Jewish prayer, Shema Yisrael, as he jumped on the grenade.

Taken from and read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roi_Klein

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