This Israeli Rabbi Saved a Woman While Dying From a Gunshot. Her Family Is Keeping His Name Alive

Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, father of 12, died of injuries he suffered in a West Bank shooting

The wife of Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, mourns during her husband's funeral in the Jewish settlement of Eli in the West Bank, March 18, 2019.
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Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger died a hero. Now, the family of a women he helped save is keeping his name alive.

The newborn grandson of the woman was named after Ettinger, who died of injuries suffered in a West Bank shooting by a 19-year-old Palestinian. Ettinger, a father of 12, still managed to fire four bullets at the attacker, and the shots diverted the gunman’s attention from the woman, The Yeshiva World News reported.

Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger,

A video posted on YouTube shows Tuesday’s bris ceremony for the baby in the West Bank settlement of Itamar. One of Ettinger's sons served as the godfather, the person who holds the 8-day-old boy, and was given the honor of reciting the blessing to name the child. He is seen choking back tears as he confers the name Ahiad on the baby.

Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger.
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An Israeli soldier — Lt. Gal Keidan, 19, of Be'er Sheva — was also killed in the March 17 attack.

The gunman was killed three days later in a shootout with Israeli soldiers after they surrounded the house in which he had barricaded himself.