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Arutz 7: David the Nahlawi' Becomes an IDF Officer
Nahal Brigade soldier who gained fame over arrest after cocking gun against Arab terrorists completes officer's course with flying colors.
Ari Yashar, 6/16/2015
IDF soldier David Adamov of the Nahal Brigade, who gained fame as "David the Nahlawi" last year when he was arrested and then released after cocking his gun when attacked by Arab terrorists in Hevron, became an officer on Tuesday. (cont.)
Although many have already commented on this news item, I will add my 2¢ worth, as a few significant details seem to have been missed.
David Adamov (AKA: David HaNahlawi) received an unprecedented amount of support, expressed on social media last year, when he was arrested for defending himself.
Here is a video of last year's incident:
The Israeli news media never put as much effort into announcing Adamov's release, as they did when he was arrested, if they put any effort into it at all.
Arutz 7 seems to be the only site which posted anything about Adamov's successful complete of his officers course in English, the language most viewed by the "international community." Most of you know by now, that I try not to cite Arutz 7 if I can possibly avoid it.
So, even though the IDF made the right decisions by releasing Adamov, and by admitting him into the officers course in the first place, the Israeli news media fail once again.