(Israel Today) Operation Protective Edge is exposing a new phenomenon that may prove to be a source of strength for the IDF and for Israel.

Col. Ofer Winter, commander of the Givati Infantry Brigade, recently wrote unprecedented words of encouragement to his soldiers: “History chose us to be the spearhead in the fight against the ‘Gazan’ terrorist enemy that defies, blasphemes, and curses the God of the armies of Israel.”

They were words that clearly echoed David’s own words to Goliath.

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Winter added a brief prayer: “I lift up my eyes to heaven and call with you, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!’” The letter ended with a wish for the fulfillment of the verse “The Lord, your God, who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies and gives you victory.”

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