He was in a unit specifically responsible for arresting terrorists inside the most hostile enclaves. They had got credible warning of a terrorist plot and for two weeks they were back and forth arresting known terrorists. Every time, they would deal with a community throwing rocks, molotive cocktails and shooting with small weapons. Since most of this was done by civilians, the Israel army has a strict policy that soldiers cannot shoot back or physically engage these people. It is dangerous but because Israel wants to minimize any hurt, they stick by it. This one time it was even worse. They came under heavy gunfire and IED attacks. Terrorist sympathizers would stand on roof tops and just throw down bombs. They stood in the middle as not to get spotted so they didn't even look below and would oftentimes kill their own people. Lior was hit by a gasoline filled balloon that exploded on his leg. He could not stay there or else he would be murdered so he found the way to run even on a partially paralyzed leg to a command center. There he was helicoptered to the nearest hospital to do emergency surgery. Today he is partially paralyzed in the leg but, thankfully, can walk.
Lior was tattooed on October 28, 2018 by artist Yoni Zilber at Tel Aviv City Hall.