A 25-year-old Israeli woman was hailed a hero after she saved an entire kibbutz from harm by not only killing five Hamas terrorists herself but also leading a group of residents to kill more than two dozen advancing terrorists.
Who is Inbar Lieberman?
Inbar Lieberman has been the security coordinator of Kibbutz Nir Am since December 2022. On Saturday – the day the Hamas terrorists launched a surprise attack on Israel – heard explosions.
She could identify that the sounds were different than those heard during the usual rocket attacks on the kibbutz, which is located near Sderot, very close to the Gaza Strip.
As soon as she realized what was happening, Lieberman rushed to open the armory, distributed guns to the security team, comprising 12 members, and coordinated their decisive response.
She deployed her squad of kibbutzniks in strategic positions across the settlement. They set up ambushes that caught the assailants off guard during their mission to bring about mass casualties.
Lieberman killed five terrorists. At the same time, others gunned down 20 more. The operation lasted for over four hours as they transformed Nir Am into an impenetrable fortress.
Ilit Paz, the cultural coordinator at Nir Am, said: “It was amazing. My husband was part of the standby unit that worked to prevent more casualties. They heard the shots and made contact on their own with other members of the standby unit and with Inbal — and they understood that they were told to be on standby. But Inbal made a decision not to wait and be jumped operationally. In fact, the fact that they did it early prevented dozens of casualties. “