APR 22, 2024 JLM 67ยฐF 06:41 PM 11:41 AM EST
Soldier rescued by IDF: 'I believe in G-d, I know He exists'

Ori Megidish, kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 and rescued by the IDF less than a month later, tells what kept her strong in captivity.

PVT. Ori Megidish, an IDF lookout who was kidnapped to Gaza on October 7 and rescued 23 days later by the IDF, met with donors from the US, recounting to them the most difficult moments of her life.

"There were a lot of loud noises, we woke up from them and all of the girls and we all ran for cover," Megidish said in the conversation, which was published on Channel 13 News. "We parted from our families on the phone and after some time we heard a lot of shouting and sounds of gunfire."

"There were soldiers in the bomb shelter who were protecting us with their weapons, but it wasn't enough. There were 20 female soldiers and just four weapons. I was injured by the grenades the terrorists threw - in my head, legs, and chest. There was a moment of quiet, and then they came in and fired into the shelter.

"Out of 20 girls, only seven survived the shooting, and I was one of them. Afterwards we waited there for another four hours. We didn't know where the army was, but we still waited for someone to come and save us. Nothing happened and then they just kidnapped us."

One of the donors wondered what gave Megidish strength during her time in captivity.

She responded, "I am a believer. I believe in G-d, I know that He exists. When I was kidnapped, I felt that He would save me. I prayed every day, not from a prayer book but from my heart. I felt my grandmother who passed away, my grandfather and my cousin. I held onto them and I believed that I would get out of there - if not through a deal, then I would be rescued. I had faith in my country and my army, and this gave me the strength to continue believing."

"I can't explain it, but I knew that they were coming that day, and I knew that they would not leave me there. I was very emotional when I saw them," she added.

Megidish also said that she wants to return to IDF service - as a response to her kidnapping.

"It is very important to me to show them that I am not going to give up. I am strong and I will soon return to the army. Twice a week I go to therapy, and I meet my friends often," she concluded.


Source: INN. Photo: IDF spokesperson. 

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Steve Jensen 00:32 03.03.2024
Good onya Ori & for the people who died in the shelter that day โ€œRest with Loveโ€. Only 4 weapons for 20 female Israeli soldiers that day. May this despicable shortfall of weapons never happen again!
Cindy Grundman 00:18 03.03.2024
Because Utsav the Jewish faith NOT to write his name. G-d is the most respectful way.
[Anonymous] 11:59 25.02.2024
shirley anne 03:38 25.02.2024
Stay strong, ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป Megidish, HaShem is with all of you
Larry Culp 02:45 25.02.2024
Jesus is God
Jeffry Blackmon 11:58 24.02.2024
She's a brave young woman for wanting to return to military service. GOD bless her, her family, the IDF and all Israelis.
[Anonymous] 11:50 24.02.2024
Leaving out a letter in H-s name is a form of honor to a being who canโ€™t be contained in heaven and earth. How can H- be contained on a page?
Moshe Moses 05:05 24.02.2024
Well said Ori G-d was with you all the way you are a very brave lady,may G-d keep giving you and IDF strength to defeat the Evil Hamas Monster Rapist Savages and send them on one way ticket to hell.
[Anonymous] 03:38 24.02.2024
JESUS IS THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณChristians
[Anonymous] 02:49 24.02.2024
God bless you ๐Ÿ’œand Rest IDF troops God keep you in his hands always ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
[Anonymous] 02:43 24.02.2024
Why canโ€™t they spell God out in this ?
Irina Rubin 02:36 24.02.2024
Stay strong and healthy dear. We are praying for you, IDF soldiers and the whole Israel. Am Yisrael Chai!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
mo colar 21:38 23.02.2024
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