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Medina, Gabriel

Medina, Gabriel


Son of Sarah and Abraham. Born in Kiryat Gat on August 16, 1991. Gavriel was a sixth child in a family of eight children, brother to Keren Carmit, Haim, Ayelet, Uriel, Raziel, Rivka-Efrat and Mor-Leah. He moved to Kiryat Gat, where he studied at the “Noam” elementary school and went on to a junior high school in the ninth grade, where he completed his studies at the Ort – Tel Nof vocational school. Mechatronics – a combination of electronics, computers and robotics. In his spare time, Gabriel loved to spend time with his close friends. Music was his main hobby, and most of all he liked to drum drums and darbukas. Gabriel was a beloved child, who grew up to be a pleasant and graceful boy who charmed all his surroundings. Young and old family members, as well as the teachers of Gabriel and his many friends, were all captivated by his personality and moderation. Thanks to its comfortable nature, it imparted a pleasant atmosphere wherever it came. Gabriel was very careful to maintain and respect his parents’ honor. It was a disciplined son who always knew how to accept his parents’ opinion maturely, realizing that they wanted only his own good. Sarah, Gabriel’s mother, wrote: “… you deserve all the praise for the kindness that you have made with others, no matter who is the main help … honoring the parents and brothers was your lot, every request you did not come out of my mouth with love, vigor and joy” . From childhood Gabrielle stood out for his diligence and willingness to help wherever he was needed, and everyone respected him and appreciated him for it. His good qualities were expressed in his help with the daily housework, his initiative in nurturing the home and his surroundings, and with the help he always gave to the friends who needed him. Everything was done with joy and love, out of goodwill and without any request for change. Amit, a friend of Gavriel’s youth, told of him: “… a guy with a golden heart who knows only to give and give and does not take, will not even hear about taking back.” At the end of his high school studies, Gavriel enlisted in the Israel Air Force at the Tel Nof Air Force Base on August 8, 2010. His commanders testified that Gabriel stood out as a diligent and disciplined soldier, who also joined the base socially. Always help, Chen wrote, a friend of Gabriel’s unit: “In the four months I met you, you were a brother, a sympathetic ear. Whenever I needed to talk to someone who was loyal, direct and thoughtful, you would listen, nod your head, and give a little smile under your nose. Your radiant personality would fill the department and my heart with the light on the blackest day. “Caroline, who served with Gabriel, told of him:” … a special person with a smiling face, modest and humble, loving people, imbued with values, dedicated and loyal. The performance of Chesed out of modesty and far from people’s eyes reflected your life, which was far from any respect and publicity, and thus embodied nobility and modesty in the simple and pure human sense. “Gabriel demonstrated a high technical sense and high professional abilities, Wrote: “You had tremendous potential to integrate into the department’s work. With your willpower and your talent, you always wanted to prove ‘I can’ and really succeeded. “Gabriel’s commander, Major Benny, spoke of his positive impression of him during the brief period they knew:” During this period we discovered that you were an extraordinary soldier. If you only knew how much you loved and appreciated you … “On 9 January 2011, Corporal Gabriel Medina was killed in the course of the war, He is nineteen and a half years old at Nafaland. Gabriel was laid to rest in the military cemetery in Kiryat Gat. Survived by parents, four sisters and three brothers. At the funeral, his mother said: “To my angel Gabriel, you left us stunned, stunned, and amazed at what happened … When you are, you are a loving young man who loved to help, to donate time, energy and money … In the army you also demonstrated exceptional performance and abilities for your age, And you kept telling me about the praise you received from the commanders … I am proud to be such a white mother … I love you until my last day on earth … Thank you, the Creator, for giving me such a precious diamond that I have been able to grow with happiness and peace. , Father in heaven will keep my dear Gabriel angel. ” “Gabriel is endowed with qualities and virtues,” eulogized him, “and thus left his mark on his teachers, friends, acquaintances, family, and was a role model for Derech Eretz, free love, giving, helping others and honoring parents.” “With your humor, with a smile, with a sense of humor, with the dedication and respect you had for each one of us, you touched all of us … For several days you have not been with us and your presence has been lacking, Your good morning comes with all my heart, and since the terrible incident we have been in contact with your family, and we have come out strengthened and understand where you derived all the love and giving that you had. ” Uri, a member of the unit, wrote according to the letters of Gabriel’s name: “Kindness of Hassadim is a candle to his feet / In his soul a fire of ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself’ / A strong desire of support and assistance to others was assimilated in his blood / Your days are a beautiful youth, and you ascended into the heavens in the heights of heaven. Why did the Angel of God send his hand to the boy and with a slaughter he killed the thread of his life, the splendor of the youth? What would you say if you cried in secret, what would a father and his legs look like? From pain / generation to generation they will tell about the life story of a pleasant person and do righteous deeds. May the Creator of the world know that the family will no longer know sorrow and grief / many candles! Illuminating the name of the youth / name Gd will be comforted in your hearts and will not add to the pain anymore, Amen. ” I am in the physical world, flesh and blood whose love and longing are stronger than I am, and just as you look after me from above, I worry about you from below … Gabriel, I felt you all the days of mourning, and even calmed me when I heard things I did not know … I know who you are and what you did, but during the shiva I heard more and more about the acts of kindness you did, and I am just proud of you. ” Gabriel’s friends have uploaded several videos to his YouTube site, with many of his photos alongside his family and friends. The main video shows a sequence of his pictures while playing a song in his memory. At the beginning of the video there is a slide entitled “This video is for the elevation of the soul of Gabriel Medina” and the caption: “Our man was the one and only … The family members and everyone misses and loves you … You left everyone stunned with a big question mark that says – why? That one day you’ll pick up the phone and say that all that happened is one big bad dream … we will not forget you dear brother, you were an angel and an angel stays … ‘Tell me how to tell me what you feel / I always think of you / ‘”.

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