While at his base, they received a call that Palestinian terrorists were throwing rocks at passing cars. They automatically ran to stop the situation. On the scene, they got out of their vehicles to asses the damage and protect civilians when a Palestinian terrorist drove at them, attempting to kill them with his car. Unfortunately, this sort of murder by vehicle has become a common tactic in the past few years. They were hit by a car going over 100 KPH. He was lucky to escape only with a crushed ankle, damaged knee and torn mcl and acl ligaments. Four of his friends were also injured.
Yotam was tattooed on October 9th, 2017 by artist Megan Jean Morris at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.