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Yalon (Yelunitzky), Eli

Yalon (Yelunitzky), Eli


Son of Mordechai and Tzila. He was born on January 10, 1944 in Petah Tikva. He was orphaned from his father and in 1956 his mother gave him to Kibbutz Dan. Where he was educated, studied and graduated from the educational institution. He immediately stood out among his friends, not only in his height but in his influence on them. He would not take things for granted and express his opinions without being willing to give up. Was sensitive to any injustice done to his friends and his view of these distortions did not cover things by saying candidly willing to fight for his views and defend his principles. He was accepted as a member of the kibbutz in 1961 and worked in agriculture in the plantation industry, which he was devoted to with his friends in the educational institution. Was recruited in July 1961. His nucleus was spent in the Nahal Brigade in the Zikim farm and in the Kerem Shalom settlement, after which he reached advanced training. In his hard training, he would encourage his friends and help the weak. After being released from the army, he returned to Kibbutz Dan. In his spare time he spent the world of music, because he loved music and air for breath. The agriculture helped him cultivate this hobby and sent him to music lessons in Tel Aviv. Although he was tired as a result of these moves, but his talent, diligence and diligence soon brought him to such a level of playing that he became a member of the Kibbutz Orchestra and played contrabass. Playing every holiday and joy was the Lev of all the kibbutz members. He did not try to stand out in his social activities, but his youthfulness in work and society was very pleasant, because simplicity, honesty, and help were a great pleasure for everyone in his immediate vicinity. Recognized the responsibility of his job and did everything in his power to perform it in full. After completing his regular service, he went on reserve duty and fell from a direct shell attack in the Six Day War near the Damascus Gate in the Old City. On the second day of the battles, he was on Iyar 5727 (June 6, 1967), while he was in an observation post on the monastery tower opposite the gate. Assumed a wife who was his girlfriend from my school days, and a son who was about six months old when his father fell. Was laid to rest in the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. In the booklet “53 of them” in memory of the fallen of Kibbutz Artzi in the Six Day War, a page was devoted to his history. In the book “Marinas Gabro” published by the paratroopers headquarters was brought his biography and description of the last battle.

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