Kamil-Hacohen, Issachar (“Bobby”)
Son of Moshe. He was born in 1912 to Haredi and affluent parents in Czernowitz, Romania, where he received a traditional Hebrew education and was sent to Vienna, where he studied at the Gymnasium and returned to his parents’ home in Romania. He immigrated to Eretz Israel in 1934. His parents were willing to pay for his studies, but he preferred to work in agriculture and in building. To that end, he studied the profession of plumbing and worked for a year and a half. He graduated with honors from the Police Academy and chose to serve in the Old City of Jerusalem. His service gained honors. He completed a wireless mechanic course and, at the request of his superiors, ran a wireless station in Be’er Sheva, where he was a single Jewish policeman, and wrote to a friend that he missed a Jewish community and was waiting desperately for his return to Jerusalem. On 10 Elul (6.9.1938), he took an Arab bus to Be’er Sheva. On his journey, he was shot and stabbed by an Arab passenger who also robbed his weapon. In critical condition he was taken to the hospital where he died of his wounds. He was laid to rest in the cemetery on the Mount of Olives. He left a family in Romania: an old mother who was preparing to immigrate to Israel following her son, his father and sisters. In the newspapers “Davar”, “The Cattle,” and Haaretz published lists in his memory.