Habib, Eliyahu (Eli)
Eliahu (Eli), son of Ruth and Joseph, was born on July 7, 1952 in Jerusalem and studied in the third State elementary school in Kiryat Yovel and the agricultural high school in Ein Kerem. Eli was an outstanding student in his studies, especially in the real professions. He loved biology very much and was preparing to study at the university. As an avid fan of nature and earth, he loved everything related to agriculture and therefore chose to study in an agricultural school. Eli was a typical sabra, but as his family, friends, and friends attest to him, behind the somewhat stiff outer mask lay a very sensitive soul. He tugged at writers’ pen and composed songs. In his poems he expressed his worldview, his opinion of life, his disgust with hunger, wars and crime, and spun his dream of a new world, as he wrote in one of his poems: “A world with peace and tranquility. Eliahu was drafted into the Israel Defense Forces in mid-November 1970. After writing, he wrote that Golani was his home for three years in the army, and that the Golan Heights and the Gaza sands served him as a bed, mattress, He successfully completed a course for commanders, participated in the purge of the Shati and Jabalya refugee camps in the Gaza Strip and took part in the raid on Lebanon, just a year before the Yom Kippur War broke out. During the Yom Kippur War, Eli was a soldier in a infantry company, and during his battle in the northern Golan Heights, his company fought to block the Syrians from penetrating the area. He used his weapon very effectively, hit many enemy soldiers and maintained a high morale in the unit, although many of his comrades were killed or wounded. During the course of the operation, he volunteered to scan a house in the Beit-Jan grove and was critically wounded by a Syrian artillery shell during the search. On the 16th of Tishrei 5734 (October 16, 1973) he died at the hospital and was brought to eternal rest at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, leaving behind his parents and three brothers. Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Mordechai Gur, who said that Eli showed courage in the battle, initiated, adhering to the mission and the brotherhood of fighters.