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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 01:25 pm
Israel-born Australian citizen Assaf Namer, a sergeant in the Israeli army, has been killed in a Hezbollah ambush. Namer’s family lives in Sydney.
- Got to respect that kind of commitment. Australia and Israel, and the world at large, needs more ‘dinkums’ like him. Our respects and condolences to his family.Posted by Olrence on 2006 07 27 at 05:49 AM • permalink
- Condolences to his family.Posted by Villeurbanne on 2006 07 27 at 05:51 AM • permalink
- I was concerned about the “Israelis target ambulances” stories today and yesterday. But note this letter from The Age today (thurs):
How gullible can you get?
YOUR front-page picture and accompanying article concerning an “attack” on an ambulance in Lebanon demonstrate just how pervasive Hezbollah propaganda and gullible the media have become.
Anyone looking at the picture can see that the ambulance was not hit by a missile (anything could have caused a relatively small hole in the roof). There is obviously no explosive damage, even the windows do not appear broken.
Why is this nonsense on the front page of The Age?
David Rubinstein, Toorak
I think re the ambulance pics showing an ambulance with a neat hole in the roof right on the intersection of the red cross sign, that some of our
military buffs will have an opinion on the plausibility of the “Israeli strike”. The Age would not have published such a letter unless there was guts to it.
- A kindymedia article on the “real” reson the lovely freedom and fluffy puppies group Hezbolah really kidnapped the 2 soldiers.
have a read of the signatories at the bottom of the article and gauge its credibility?
Mecifully short for one of their spews.
Condolences to the family of a fine man who died wearing the UNIFORM of the country he was serving DEFENDING it. (pointing out a couple of minor diffrences between this chap and Mohammed Hicks for and drive by trolls)Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 07 27 at 06:55 AM • permalink
- poor guy. he only had a month to go too.Posted by haifaharry on 2006 07 27 at 07:01 AM • permalink
- Another disgusting kindymedia spew.
They really have no clue.Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 07 27 at 07:16 AM • permalink
- He died in the struggle for freedom, a true hero. Never forget.Posted by Spectre765 on 2006 07 27 at 07:18 AM • permalink
- Our condolences, and thanks for the job he was doing.Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2006 07 27 at 07:27 AM • permalink
- I cannot read the newspaper accounts. I have no patience with them anymore.
He was a short-timer. That is a very dangerous time.
I hope Texas Bob is lazin’ with his good wife in sweet content. Did he say good-bye?
I’m not coherent. It is too soon after my own loss and I feel too much for this man’s family to be able to speak. Forgive me, Aussies. I am so sorry for your loss.
- “But how can man die better than facing fearful odds
for the ashes of his fathers and the temple of his Gods?”
Vale, Sergeant Namer.Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 07 27 at 09:05 AM • permalink
- Rest in Peace, Sergeant Namer. Condolences to the Namer family and friends.
Very brave to defends ones country, yet sad that most of the world sees your defense of country, as provocation and aggression against the filthy hordes of Islamists, attacking your country and for that matter, the rest of the world.
- My condolences to SGT Namer’s family, and a salute to a fallen soldier. Well done, SGT Namer. God speed.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 07 27 at 09:28 AM • permalink
- Paco (#20)
It is a quote from a saga by a 19th century English poet, Thomas Babington Macaulay, called “Horatius”.
The quote is from verse XXVII of the story.
Macaulay’s saga is about a small force of warriors defending their homeland from the barbarians, and it seemed very appropriate in the current Israeli defence of their homeland.
Long, but inspirational.
A link is here:Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 07 27 at 10:29 AM • permalink
- God Bless Sgt Namer and his family. I dont have the words to say anymore.Posted by The_Wizard_of_WOZ on 2006 07 27 at 10:40 AM • permalink
- God speed, soldier. And thanks.Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 07 27 at 12:31 PM • permalink
- Australian Jewish sons and daughters have been doing this for years- volunteering for their tour of duty in the Israel Army and (women) on the kibbutz.
Good to see they are still doing it.
Beats draftdodgers fleeing to Canada, and never getting back into the country.
Unfortunately some Muslims and Hicks are also following suit.
- I remember playing basketball with Assaf at school – he was a decent ballplayer and just a good guy.
He went through the same frustrations that we all go through in our late teens and early 20s and I remember how excited he was when he made the decision to take control of his life, go to Israel and join the army.
I’m still shocked – can’t believe he’s been killed in, of all places, Lebanon.
Mate, you’re a hero.
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