The weather is bad, Amo said, and the decision was made to wait. He sounded great for many reasons, one that they had just received intelligence briefings which were very revealing and encouraging to the foot soldiers. The intelligence along with the other factors were the purpose of them waiting, as I understood from him.

He was also very happy once they were briefed on the details of the operation and how it was going to work. It sounded like the IDF was not sparing anything in protecting its soldiers, the helicopters, etc…

But his greatest excitement of all: "We are going to be able to have a proper Shabbat meal first before going in!" I know that Amo loves all the salads at the first course of the Shabbat meal and can eat like a soldier anytime of day or night... but this was different. The excitement was from the ability to have those moments of unity with his comrades prior to the mission starting.

I have never been to a Shabbat dinner at an army base and certainly not one with soldiers awaiting final orders for mission such as this. I can only imagine the prayers, singing, emotions and brotherhood at that Shabbat table...

Man, Amo, you're the man! You make me proud!