|IDF Col. Ofer Winter|
Col, Winter, is a graduate of the IDF military academy high school attached to YBA Or Etzion at Merkaz Shapira. He quoted traditional Jewish prayers in his letter meant to strengthen the spirit of his soldiers' before going into battle.
However, the religious Zionist tone of his words sparked anger among several secular journalists reporting on the war, who questioned the legitimacy of portraying the military operation as a religious war.
Read the Jerusalem Post article about Col Ofer Winter