A late night Kassam rocket attack by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza – described as the one of the worst in years – hit outside a tent where soldiers were sleeping inside an Israeli Defense Force basic training camp in Zikim, located between Gaza and Ashkelon to the north. According to reports by the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Achronot, the Sept. 10 rocket strike injured 67 soldiers, both men and women, four seriously and seven moderately.

One of the soldiers, a Chabad-Lubavitch Chassid who is also a paramedic for the Magen David Adom rescue service, ran quickly to the scene where he saved the life of a fellow soldier by applying pressure to a bleeding artery.

Tuesday morning, a long line of army personnel donned tefillin in a show of solidarity with their injured comrades and to thank G‑d that they themselves were safe.