Becker, Yaakov (Jack)

Becker, Yaakov (Jack)

Yaakov, son of Levana and Yitzhak Becker, was born in Istanbul, Turkey.
From his youth, he longed to immigrate to the Land of Israel. He did, but was caught on the border by Arab policemen and imprisoned in the Jerusalem prison. With the help of his brother, who had arrived in Israel before him, he was released. He settled in Jerusalem and worked as a scribe in a building on Mount Scopus. Yaakov fulfilled his duty to defend the homeland and the capital city by serving in the Jerusalem Brigade. On the 5th of Tammuz (12.7.1948), while serving, he was hit by a sniper shot and killed. Yaakov was laid to eternal rest in the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

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