IDF St.-Sgt. David Yehuda Yitzhak, 23, who became killed by gunfire for the length of clashes in the Jenin refugee camp on Tuesday evening, became laid to relaxation on the Mount Herzl Militia Cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday. His family requested that there be no media protection of the funeral.
The IDF is investigating if he became killed by friendly fire. According to the IDF, he became killed for the length of the withdrawal from Jenin.
Yitzhak became a resident of the Beit El settlement in Samaria. One of his discontinuance chums, Arnon Atzmon, shared his heartfelt account of Yitzhak’s narrative, and the distressing affect it had on his family, in an interview with Maariv.
“David is the eldest miniature one in his family,” he said. “He has six siblings. He became a major, the least bit times taking duty.
Everyone admires him. After I get dangle of of David, I at as soon as smile. He became sportive on one hand, and in reality gentle on the various.
“After he became killed, we came across out that he writes sentences to himself in a notebook, and among the many sentences he wrote, ‘Be real, merely real, with out the total bells and whistles.’ Since childhood, he displayed a explicit skill for excellence, doing real deeds and volunteering. He volunteered with teenagers with special needs in Beit El, dedicating himself there.
IDF infantrymen absorb a defensive blueprint in the Jenin refugee camp on July 4, 2023 for the length of a large-scale IDF operation in the situation. (credit rating: YONAH JEREMY BOB)
“The final message I purchased from him became a text about a donation advertising and marketing and marketing campaign for a formative years circulation,” he added. “He didn’t bother with the cellular telephone; he didn’t are looking out to atomize any time on it. He connected both to the Land of Israel and to the Torah. He connected with each person.”
Atzmon said the final correspondence he had with Yitzhak became “two weeks prior to now. We sat and talked. He asked me about my world, about college, the enviornment after the military.
“We belief he had already left [Jenin] as a consequence of reports that the military carried out the operation. But then we bought the cellular telephone name, and our entire world changed. We’re attempting no longer to be swept away by the shock and danger to motivate his folks.
“He has a truly particular legacy: to achieve what’s valuable, no longer to tumble into despair. He wrote in his notebook, ‘Snatch into consideration that soon you won’t be right here anymore, motivate others… be of high quality!’ His mother told me this morning that she had a sense inner her that David is a gift, a relish, and she didn’t perceive how long he would follow us.
“What David brought with him is a message for all of us to perceive how to repeat apart between the well-known and the trivial, solidarity among the many folks of Israel, to esteem each person. He didn’t rating desirous about political disputes; rather, he embraced values,” Atzmon said.
Israeli officers eulogize the fallen IDF soldier who became killed in the Jenin operation
Top Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “On behalf of the total residents of Israel, my wife, Sara, and I ship our condolences from the bottom of our hearts to the family of David Yehuda.”
Protection Minister Yoav Valorous said his “heart and solutions are with the family” and that he recognizes and appreciates “the commanders and troops of the IDF and Shin Wager [Israel Security Agency] for his or her exemplary efficiency” in their operation to assassinate terrorist infrastructure in Jenin.
Beit El Mayor Shay Alon said town’s residents “mourn the demise of David Yehuda Yitzhak for the length of operational exercise in Jenin. [He was] an Egoz Unit soldier, the eldest son of Moshe and Emuna and a sibling to six brothers and sisters. Our hearts are with the heavy loss of his family upon learning the bitter recordsdata.”
Gush Etzion Regional Council and Yesha Council head Shlomo Ne’eman said: “We share in the massive danger and ship a warmth embrace to his family, community, and residents of Beit El.”