Ilan, the youngest son of Naomi and Shalom, was born on October 6, 1949 in Jerusalem. On the day that Abraham was circumcised, his older brother Shimon fell, and the parents, who suffered heavy shock, could not take care of the newborn. His older sisters grew up and he grew up a charming but stubborn and mischievous child, often bruised. When he was ten, he moved to live with his sister Tamar at Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov, where he studied. During this period he was in a well-designed and orderly framework, and he contributed greatly to his characterization. He combined studies at work and liked to work in the field. Here his poetic soul found expression in life in nature and in conducting many trips. He loved sports and played basketball and swimming. Although he loved the life of the farm, he missed his home and lacked the warmth of the family nest. At the age of fourteen, he returned to his parents’ home in Jerusalem and began studying at the vocational school of the Alliance, a diligent student, diligent and orderly, a simple boy, very honest and always willing to help others as much as he could. He was a contagious contender and at parties he danced and sang and swept all those present with him, and in Jerusalem he continued to play sports, excelled in the basketball game and was a member of the YMCA team. In his free time, he made many trips and trips to familiarize himself with the country’s landscapes. He had a sense of hands and a sense of art, and he liked to do handicrafts and set up many Yaffa things in his home. While at the Jalil training camp, Ilan proved that he was capable of any effort required, even beyond his physical ability, and performed every task he was assigned to the satisfaction of all He stood out in his love for communal life and in the life of nature, Youth for youth “, did a great deal for children who had to cultivate and devoted a great deal of his free time to him, and even then he discovered the talent of teaching and instruction, and he was very fond of his students. His older sisters and brothers often visited their homes and had fun with their children, and Ilan was drafted into the IDF at the beginning of November R 1967 and assigned to the Signal Corps instructor. He was an excellent guide, with hundreds of students passing by. He completed his officers’ course as an outstanding trainee and after his graduation was sent to Sinai, where he served as a battalion liaison officer. Then he returned to the role of guidance. During his service he also underwent a parachuting course. Wrote one of his commanders, who accompanied him throughout his service: “I saw him in his development as a soldier, as a guide, as a cadet and as an officer.” Ilan was one of the officers in whom every commander wanted to be separated, , And when they won, they saw it as an honor and took pride in the fact that a tree was subordinate to them … His honesty and integrity were a symbol and example for his subordinates and friends. A note on his high achievements tried to play down his part and used to point out that Al Thanks to his subordinates. Promotion of Ilan was assured. ” At that time he married Ziva, a daughter of Kfar Warburg, and there he also wanted to establish his home and farm. Many have debated between his desire to build a farm and cultivate the land, and to continue to study, and his conscience, which required him to remain in the career army. His wife had a great deal of concern; How he would help her and ease her up and how she would occupy herself when he was away from home. Wrote one of his commanders at the time: “In recent months I have seen him often worried and preoccupied with his affairs, apartment, loans, furniture, but at work he has achieved achievements and has often won the assessment of the units that trained in the section.His personal and personal identity did not impair his work. “Throughout his service, he came to every corner of the country and loved to share his knowledge and experiences with every person who came to his surroundings, and he was an optimistic man who maintained his elation even when he encountered difficulties and convinced the others that everything would work out. If he was about to become a father, he would not be Simcha to say, “The first generation will not be able to shape life, and the image will be lost if it does not have a continuation. “When the Yom Kippur War broke out Ilan was with his unit in Sinai and in effect managed the communications unit and operated the control systems independently. On the 18th of Tishrei 5734 (October 18, 1973), he was killed in a heavy shelling of Katyushas in the area of the bridge over the Suez Canal, while trying to rescue a soldier who was wounded in both legs. “To. Ilan was buried at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl, at the foot of Shimon’s grave – a place he loved to visit often in his life, leaving behind a wife and daughter (named after him and born after his fall), parents, sisters and brothers. In a letter of condolence to the bereaved family, the unit commander wrote: “Your husband Ilan, of blessed memory, served for a long time in the unit and stood out as an outstanding officer, who demonstrated great dedication throughout his service as a deputy and contributed much of his energy, experience and field of expertise. Courageous and fought with honors, with great concern for his soldiers and adherence to the many tasks that were imposed on him. ” His family published a pamphlet in his memory, containing the words of friends and commanders about his character; She also commemorated the memory of the two sons who fell while dedicating a book about Yemenite Jewry, as well as reading a part of the forest named after them.