Ben Irit and Pinchas. He was born on August 26, 1981 in Assaf Harofeh Hospital. His name – Amir – was chosen by his brother Yaniv, who was then two and a half years old. Amir spent the first two years of his life in his parents’ apartment in the Ganei Rishon neighborhood of Rishon Letzion. In 1983, when Amir was two and a half years old, the family moved to the Air Force base in Hatzerim. Freedom and the expanses Amir had a wonderful cushion for his development as a curious, courageous and playful “nature boy.” Amir did not know fear, and showed a desire to experience everything that was possible. At the age of three, he received his first bicycle from Grandma Becky and his grandfather, and insisted that the wheelchairs be removed from the bicycle. In 1986, the family moved to a rented apartment in Yavneh, waiting for the house that was being built in Ra’ot, where Amir attended Yavneh Elementary School, where he gathered friends from all over Neot Ilan. Rocky the dog The mixed Labrador became the love of Amir who nurtured him and treated him with devotion Amir adopted every stray bird and every sick urchin And in the course of July 1991, Amir moved with his family to their home in Re’ut, and entered the fourth grade, where he was able to take care of all the animals he adopted. The “Bar-Mitzvah” was celebrated at Mitzpeh Modiin in the Ben Shemen Forest, surrounded by many friends and companies. During his junior high and high school years, he was a pupil, counselor, and a member of the “Ofek” tribe of the Scouts in Reut. Amir served as the head of the scouting committee and established the Sufiyot Scout, which was responsible for building all the tribal facilities. Amir was involved in cultivating the tribe, recruiting new members and working for the community. For his work, he received a certificate of appreciation from the Rotary club in the new city of Modi’in. The school liked to get mainly to see the friends and not lose quality time with them. From time to time he was also ready to enter the class … Friends say that Amir used to hug his teachers and teachers, and they would return him love in abundance. Amir’s love for Israel and nature led him to choose a biology thesis on “bird migration.” His work is perpetuated in the high school where he studied. The trip to Poland during the high school period strengthened Amir’s recognition of the importance of the existence of the State of Israel, and he proudly noted it on his return from the moving tour of the death camps. Amir graduated with honors. Ruth Lasri, the principal of the high school, said: “He was a full-hearted child, one who always had friends around him, and he was willing to help with anything you asked him to do. Towards the end of his studies Amir decided to volunteer for an elite unit, and after various tests he decided to volunteer for the paratroopers. On 18.11.1999, Amir enlisted in the paratroopers and was appointed to serve in the 202nd Battalion. His pride knew no bounds. During the course of the training course, Amir was appointed commanding officer, and went on to an IDF commanders’ course early in the course of the second intifada, during which Amir fought in the Gaza Strip and in Hebron. Officers. Amir completed the course in March 2002 and returned to Battalion 202 as commander of a patrol unit in FlugQuality “point. As commander of the platoon, Amir worked to consolidate his team of fighters, to assimilate the legacy of the battle, to understand the land and to love the country. Amir fought in Operation Defensive Shield and in many other operations. He gained a great deal of knowledge and professional skill in recognizing the city of Nablus and the kasbah within it. Thanks to his deep knowledge of the city, he became a source of knowledge for various units in their activities in the region. His mother says that despite his combat service, Amir has always been connected to people everywhere, regardless of religion, race, sex or nationality. Thus he developed good relations with the settlers – on the one hand, and with the Palestinian residents on whose roofs the soldiers were sitting – on the other. “He thought it was necessary to separate the role as a soldier from the attitude towards the people,” his mother says. Special relations were also forged between Amir and the person in charge of the work on building the family home in Reut. Amir did not take much vacations, since he used to give up many of them in order to give them to others. His seriousness as a platoon commander made him even give up promotion. Although he knew many difficulties during his military service, he maintained a high morale, a joy of doing and a tireless desire to contribute and do. After a long period of incessant fighting in the Nablus area, Amir’s battalion was moved out of the city of Nablus and settled in the “discotheque” outpost on the slope of the Samaritan neighborhood. On Wednesday, February 6, 2003, Amir fell in battle in Nablus, at the age of twenty-one and a half, and that night, under the cover of darkness, two terrorists armed with Kalashnikov rifles arrived at the outpost and took advantage of the thick vegetation to reach the fence And opened fire, and the soldiers returned quickly, and Amir was taken to the roof of the building and started an exchange of fire with the second terrorist, who was hit by a bullet and killed. Amir, First Sergeant Idan Suzin, was killed and two other soldiers were wounded, and their friends managed to kill the terrorists belonging to the Tanzim organization of Fatah and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. His death was promoted to lieutenant, and his father eulogized him: “We loved your smile and the spirit of volunteerism that was planted in you. … We loved and loved all those around you your constant smile, the desire to help, the spirit of volunteerism, the ability to give, contribute at all times. … You leave us, Pirecki, in strange orphanage, in an immeasurable emptiness. We will always remember your smile, the tireless heat that you spread around … love you, our dear one. “The commander of the Spear Company eulogized him:” You were an attentive ear to every soldier in the company, with advice and a solution to every problem. You would always initiate and think of a slightly different step, even though all paths are already marked. You were brave and daring, always smiling and ready to help. You and you … We will continue on your way. No one will take your sign. “You were not just a commander, you were a friend and father,” said his commander, Staff Sergeant Eitan Hazan. We were like your children, and so you called us – ‘my children.’ You were a role model as commander and person. I will not forget the last words I heard from you when the bullets began to whistle around us – ‘We are not cowards. Come on, get up and storm. ‘ “In a condolence letter to the bereaved family, the chief of staff, Lieutenant General Moshe Ya’alon, wrote:” … Amir was described as a talented commander and a courageous fighter who performed his work with great professionalism, and he loved him and followed him with his heart His commanders say that he treated his subordinates with tolerance and with great patience, and was greatly appreciated by everyone around him.A minister and a wonderful man who was one of the main pillars of the unit. “The commander of the unit, Lt. Col. Michael Edelstein, wrote:” Amir radiated on those around him the spirit of tolerance, quiet, human love and tireless work he had endured. … Amir’s memory will be preserved in our hearts forever as a courageous fighter, an excellent commander, a man who taught us heroism and caring for them. “At Amir Peretz’s memorial ceremony at the Maccabim-Reut High School three months after the fall of Amir, In the way he had set himself in his military service, always took care to act professionally, courageously and heroically, and gave everything possible to achieve operational achievements that would prevent those who want us, to realize their scheme. We closely monitored Amir’s performance during his service. The spirit of volunteerism, the concern for his soldiers, his personal example and his humanity are only part of his wonderful personality. We can not find a way to fill the gap that has opened up with his death. Many of his friends, as well as us, find no consolation. “The print and electronic press extensively covered the battle in Nablus and illuminated Amir, and the local newspapers Modi’in News and Modi’in gave Amir large articles. , The story of the battle, things that were said and written in his memory, the commemoration activities, etc. Amir left behind many pictures, all of which are prominent in his amazing smile The pictures appear on the website: http://www.amirbenarie.com Brother Yaniv: “My brother, my love, A life fuller than the lives of many I know. Actually not just many, more than anyone I know. Amir did everything exactly as he wanted and made sure to realize every immediate desire he had. He lived the moment and lived it without fear, without restraint. He enjoyed the excitement before something he was going to do without expense, he believed and knew no other way. That’s how he ended his life. He was in a framework he believed in. … I am sad that I have lost the love of my life, a stronger love than any I have ever known. “I will always remember your great smile, the light in your eyes, your kindness, your generosity, the love of animals on all fours and two, the joy of life, innocence and naivety, the adventures , The game, the drama and the laughter, all the friends of all times, the love of the family, brother Yaniv and the parents, the joy of life in you, all this and much, much more. “The space that you left when you walked is so great, but immediately fills up with your life story so rich and happy that it intersperses characters and people from the various shades of the rainbow, and that is what characterized you. The link between them all. … You believed in everything you did, and you always did only what you believed in. “Amir’s family set up a memorial observatory in the Ben Shemen Forest overlooking the Nahal Netuf stream, which was inaugurated half a year after Amir fell on his 22nd birthday, The grooves created by nature on the face of the natural rock that was chosen as a monument created the name “Amir.” On the eve of the first year of his fall, an evening of poetry was held in his memory at the Red House, where the father spoke: “Amir, you knew to love The person as a person and not to cling to him in oppressive dependence. You knew to appreciate each and every friend or girlfriend without judging them for their way of life or their faith. “You knew how to join friends without invading their lives, and with their privacy … More than anything you knew how to give, help and support, in appreciation of those around you.” Efrat wrote: “… you are the background of everything, filling every space, . On the one hand, not hereD Two years in life were not closer, not close to hand, close to him, sharing all the secrets, thoughts. … As time passes another character is created within me, you merge with me. My thoughts move a little toward you, and you are in their direction, my loves, my friends mingled with yours, and a different color is created, and it is the color of my life now … “On his twenty-third birthday, Your biggest hug … When I close my eyes, just before I fall asleep, I can still feel it, almost like you’re still here … ” Doron Sahar: “Today is today, and tomorrow will come, because a permanent path and a rotating world / eternity is combined with hands / foot movement / blood flow and man. There is pain and there is no fear / longing blow and you fill / desire to be and wondering / memory of a friend who was / still exists but not here // Now feels touching / not in the body but in the wind blowing / sitting and thinking about you / “Elad Katz wrote:” You are my consolation, you are at a point where beauty starts, you are the quiet in the eye of the storm. I look and think about you, about what you left us to remember, and I appreciate, love and admire you … for great heroism every day that you chose to give yourself for something greater than you, something you believed in and the feeling that it was important … ” “Amir was immortalized in two works written by Maya Raviv and Adi Katz – cadets in the officers’ course The 202nd Battalion in the Paratroopers Brigade called one of the companies of the November 2005 class named after Amir -” Amir Company ” “The Scouts troop in Reut saved Amir by naming one of the battalions in his name.