Hamas had dug terror tunnels into Israel. Funded by money intended for schools and infrastructure in Gaza, the money was, instead, used to build these tunnels under the homes of Israeli civilians and opened up into small Israeli communities. Nadav was part of a company responsible for finding and, using robots, smoking out and closing the tunnels. Nadav's team would be in the houses in the area looking for smoke and other potential threats. After one operation had finished and they made it back into Israel, he and his team took a few minutes breather before returning home when an explosion ripped through the area. He felt fine but touched his face and his hand came back bloody. He tried to walk away but his foot was soaked with blood. Somehow, even with these injuries, he was one of the lucky ones. Five of his friends and fellow soldiers lost their lives that day and 15 more were injured. Nadav maintains a great sense of humor, especially when sharing that most of the rocket and shrapnel caught him in his butt. He has a blue ukulele tattoo in memory of his fellow soldier who died - the two of them had been jamming together in the field a few days before the attack. He still plays their music to celebrate his friend's life.
Nadav was tattooed on October 11th, 2017 by artist Micha at Mike's Place in Tel-Aviv.