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September 15, 2023

Gallant call saves man from jumping off sixth-story balcony

(JNS) — Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant helped save a life this week by agreeing to take a call from a man who was threatening to commit suicide by jumping off his sixth-floor balcony.

The incident began Monday in the northern city of Hadera, where an unidentified man in his 20s threatened to jump from his residential building.

Video showed the man holding on to the outside of his balcony, with Israeli security forces maintaining a perimeter around the scene.

The man first demanded to speak with an Israel Defense Forces official...

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