FIDF mourns the loss of the legendary soldier and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Ariel Sharon tied his destiny to the state of Israel. His courage led him through the ranks from a young commander who led the famous “101” unit, to the head of the Paratroopers and a decorated General, eventually becoming Israel's 11th Prime Minister. One of the IDF's most important pillars, he is famous for guiding the IDF from defeat to victory during the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
He fought and won many battles, and sadly lost his final one today.
As an organization dedicated to the IDF soldiers, we appreciate his contribution to the defense of Israel and will remember him as one of the most well respected commanders of all time.
We salute him on his final journey. May he rest in peace.