Son of Esther and Jacob, was born on November 6, 1927, in the city of Vitan on the Ruhr River, Germany. In 1934 he immigrated to Israel with his parents. His parents settled in Rishon Letzion and he completed an elementary school there and continued his studies at the English College in Jerusalem. Yechiel stood in the London matriculation exam and in external examinations at Oxford University in Jerusalem College. Where he met the progressive Arab youth and often held a heated argument with them and defended his Jewish friends, who in every dispute between them and their Arab friends or between them and their teachers asked his advice. Clever, courageous, alert and ready for battle. During the war he served in the Givati Brigade and at the beginning of January 1948 he was stationed with his department in Gan Yavneh On January 9, two classes from the Department left for a tour of Gan Yavne in the area with two pistols and two hand grenades. Abu Sawira was spotted and opened fire at them.11 Eleven of the patrolmen were killed and Yehiel was among them, and his body was returned the following day by the British army On January 24 the Givati force raided the village of Abu Sawira and blew up its houses, (11.1.1948) was brought to rest in the cemetery in Rishon Letzion.