Raphael David, son of Rachel and Eliezer, was born in November 1925 in Haifa. From his youth, he was a member of the Haganah and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. “He had a good and compassionate Lev. Raphael was devoted to caring for the elders of an abandoned Arab village, who had served in the defense of the lower city of Haifa since the early days of the War of Independence. He spent all his life in the Galilee and the Upper Galilee. In the area of Mishmar Hayarden, on the 3rd of Tammuz, Tuesday, July 10, 1948, he was killed by a shell during an enemy counterattack. He was laid to rest at the military cemetery in Rosh Pina.