Abu Mansor, Salach
Son of Khazna and Hassan. Salach was born in Israel, in the village of Beit Jann in the Galilee, in 1928. He grew up in a well-to-do family that made a living from agriculture. Salach grew up in his native village, learned to read and write with the sheik and a sign in Hebrew and Arabic, which was considered an achievement at the time. Until age twenty, Salach helped the family. In 1948, Salach joined the IDF and served in full compulsory service until 1951. Shortly after his release, he enlisted in the Border Police, where he served conscientiously for ten years. In 1950, Salach met Kochav, from the village next to his. The two married and established their home in Beit Jann. Together, they brought ten children to the world in the coming years. Aside from his service, Salach worked in agriculture and growing vineyards. He loved this occupation, which was his main hobby. In 1960, Salach left the Border Police, because his family was in financial straits and his presence was required at home. After two years he was able to improve the situation considerably and re-enlisted to the Border Police, where he proved himself to be a dedicated, loyal and reliable soldier and performed his duties to the satisfaction of his commanders. “My father was characterized by many positive traits,” Salach’s children said, “always stood out in his pleasant personality, with a sense of humor and a good heart that was filled with concern for his family and help and assistance for needy people.” Sergeant Salach Abu Mansor fell during his service on February 3, 1980, after a heart attack. He was fifty-two years old. He was laid to rest in the family cemetery in Beit Jann. Survived a wife and ten children.