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Barsky, Isser (Tateko)

Barsky, Isser (Tateko)


Son of Leah and Chaim, was born on January 24, 1929 in Jerusalem, to an old family in Israel. He was the only son of his parents and a brother of two sisters. From childhood he was immersed in a spirit of culture and spirit of self-sacrifice with the devoted education of his parents, who were imbued with pioneering. He first studied at the Tel-Nordoi elementary school in Tel Aviv and later moved to the school in Kiryat-Avoda, where his parents lived, one of the first settlers and founders of the Kirya. After completing his studies at the school he moved to the Herzliya Gymnasium and graduated in 1947. He was a graduate of the agricultural program and one of the outstanding students of this trend. While still in high school, he was an active member of the Haganah. From his youth he was a member of Hanoar Haoved and a counselor there. After completing his studies at the Gymnasium he was sent to a course for squad commanders, and he dreamed of continuing his studies as an agronomist, but first he joined the training of the high school scouts in Dafna, and in the meantime the War of Independence broke out and he immediately joined the Givati ​​Brigade. He was sent to Sharona to train in a private sector course, and from there he went to a naval training course. Participated in the southern front battles. He was the type of commander-in-chief who was devoted to his subordinates. Cheerfulness, good humor – on the one hand, and seriousness and responsibility – on the other hand they noted his actions. When his unit in the Givati ​​Brigade went down to the south, he took part in escorting a convoy at Sha’ar Hagai, at the children’s publishing house in Jerusalem, and was appointed commander of the area. In addition, he participated in the battles of al-Qubab and its conquest, in the battle for carrots and more. His unit clung to Hill 69 east of the coastal road to block the movement of the Egyptians. The hill was captured on June 8, 1948, and the force began to barricade itself. On Tuesday, June 10, 1948, the Egyptians shelled the outpost and then attacked the infantry with armored vehicles, causing enemy casualties, collapsing positions and damaging the weapons. Was taken from the battlefield by four of his friends, who carried him to the site to collect the wounded, despite his demand that they treat other wounded. We will not give up on Issar, “he said,” despite his anguish he smiled at them and one of them wrote about him: “Many wounded people knew how to bite their flesh But he also tried to encourage his parents who were standing by his bedside with the song “Between Boundaries and Mountains without a Road, on Starless Nights / Convoys of Brothers to the Homeland, Isser died on 20 June 1948 and was brought to rest at the Nachlat Yitzhak military cemetery.

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