,עַל כַּנְפֵי הַשְּׁכִינָה בְּמַעֲלות קְדושִׁים, טְהורִים וְגִבּורִים
כְּזֹהַר הָרָקִיעַ מַזְהִירִים, לְנִשְׁמות חַיָּלֵי צְבָא הֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל
Son of Latifa and Vijia. Was born on 28.5.1970 in the Druze village of Daliyat al-Carmel on the heights of Mount Carmel. Brother Laham, Shadi, Hadi and Eliza. Was named after his uncle, sergeant Lutfi Nasraldin, a Golani fighter who was killed the previous year, on May 7, 1969, in pursuit of terrorists in the Arava. In his home in the village, Lutfi grew up in a warm and enveloping atmosphere. He attended elementary school and junior high school in Daliat el-Carmel, and went on to the Kfar Galim agricultural high school in the Carmel region, where he completed his studies. He was interested in sports and played in the soccer team in his village. Lutfi was a quiet, modest fellow, smiling and pleasant, and always pleased those around him. He was devoted to his parents to his family, loved and accepted by all the villagers, and surrounded by many friends. The values of volunteering, contribution to the community, and assistance to others were among the cornerstones of his personality. Many members of his family are members of the security forces; His father served in the Israel Prison Service and his brother served against one of the IDF bases in the north, and his mother, Amal Nasraldin, was one of the main figures in the Druze community in Israel. He founded the Yad Labanim Druze House and served as the chairman of the organization, and the grandson of Lotfi, a member of the youth movement to which he belonged, initiated donations that were distributed to the needy, especially around the holidays. Who joined the navy. During his long years of service he experienced various roles in various fields of activity and encountered many challenges. At the end of his position in the navy, Lutfi moved to the Artillery Corps and from there to the Ordnance Corps. After completing his regular service he continued to the regular army, and after eight years of service he joined the Golani Brigade, which was his second home and underwent several courses and courses. During his service, Lutfi went to study, and at the end of four years he was ordained as an engineer. He worked in optics, and during his last ten years of service he served as the logistics officer in Golani’s 13th Battalion and attained the rank of advanced sergeant. In 1996, Lutfi married Luv Hanan, and in 2003 their daughter Asul was born. Lutfi loved the army and the state very much and wanted to continue to contribute. “A man of culture,” said his grandfather, “loves everyone and loves everyone.” “A dedicated and professional career man,” testified his commander. During the Second Lebanon War, Lutfi was with the soldiers in the area and the battles. “He continued his uncle’s glorious tradition,” Uncle Dane eulogized him. On December 27, 2008, the IDF launched Operation Cast Lead, which was intended to harm the Hamas administration, to reduce rocket fire at the southern communities, and to create a better security reality over the Gaza Strip. Golan was invited to go south and assist in preparations for the planned ground operation Two days after the operation began on December 29, Lutfi was hit by shrapnel from a mortar shell fired from the Palestinian territory towards the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council and exploded at an IDF base near Nahal Oz, Where he stayed. Another soldier was critically wounded and four others sustained minor injuries. Lutfi, thirty-eight years old, was the first soldier killed in Operation Cast Lead. When the news of his death arrived he wrapped a heavy mourning over Daliyat al-Carmel. Thousands of people from across the country accompanied Lutfi to his final resting place at the military cemetery in Isfiya. Lutfi left a wife, daughter, parents, two sisters and two brothers. After his fall he was promoted to the rank of senior sergeant. On his grave, Lieutenant Colonel Amit Fisher, commander of the Golani Brigade, wrote to him: “Lutfi served in Battalion 13 as a senior officer in the Ordnance Division,And his professionalism led the entire division of spare parts for the operation. His role was extremely important and was an essential part of his ability to fight and act against the Hamas organization in Gaza. Lutfi’s death is a reminder to us of the hard and dedicated work done by the ordnance teams in routine and combat. Teams are at the forefront in the face of the fire and take many risks in order to enable the missions of the combat forces to be carried out. I got to know Lotfi personally when I served as a battalion commander in Battalion 13 a few years ago, and I knew a wonderful person, honest and modest, a dedicated, experienced and professional professional, and he was a pleasant person to be and work with. His friends, commanders and soldiers, and the death of Lutfi, came to us all in surprise: Last night he was asked to work for the battalion and to organize emergency equipment for armored personnel carriers. Together with the soldier Yossi Bar Zion, who was mortally wounded, Lotfi arrived at the Nahal Oz base. In the course of his mission, he was hit by shrapnel from a mortar shell fired from Gaza and landed there. Dear family, your son served for many years in the IDF in the Golani Brigade and was considered a dedicated and professional permanent man, and we lost a friend to a weapon and you are a son, brother, husband and father. The media outlets that covered the events extensively devoted many articles to Lutfi. The family’s home was frequented by citizens from all over the country and many people, including President Shimon Peres, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, who posted hundreds of responses from surfers who expressed condolences to the Druze community, Including a friend of Lotfi’s, who told of a loved one: “You were like a father to us,” wrote his friends at Golani, “a unique person, the most amazing counterintuitive in the Israel Defense Forces,” said Tair. For his studies in Kfar Galim, and his friends produced a video in his memory, including pictures from his various life stations, and the video, edited by Amid Hasson, appears at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF8z-kThFg0. The members wrote and recorded a song in memory of Lutfi, who appears at http://www.thefilter.com/WebVideo/15212723.Another moving video that tells the story of Lutfi and the story of his family appears at http://yes.walla.co. The poetess Shoshana Vijay wrote the poem “What a Fate” in memory of Lutfi, based on the words of the deputy chairman of the Writers Association, poet Nabil Nasraldin: “What a smile he had / decorated him and prepared him / I heard a blood pact / Druzes and Jews / brothers / One fate // Written in the newspaper / He was killed / The grandfather lost. His son / in 1969 and after a year they called Lotfi / and he came / What reincarnation / Lutfi / What a smile / Now look for a new Lutfi / He will be born // a new fate / No blood. “On 10.1.2009 The “Daliyat al-Carmel” football team and the “Merchavim” group from the south. The event was attended by former Israeli team player Mordechai Spiegeler, and at the end of the game a trophy was awarded to Lutfi’s family. Lutfi won a name for himself in the collaborative encyclopaedia Wikipedia. On the social networking site “Facebook”, a group was opened in memory of all those killed in Operation Cast Lead at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=43048484431.