Yotam Gilboa

Yotam Gilboa, z”l

Yotam Gilboa of Kehillah 2002, was killed on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 in southern Lebanon while fighting as part of an elite combat army unit against Hezbollah terrorists. He was 21 years old.

Yotam's courage and selflessness in his army service reflects the strong and giving nature of his character. We remember the initiative he took in taking positions of leadership within the Nesiya group, as well as the pride he had for his kibbutz background. Yotam worked as a paramedic before being drafted into the army in 2004, and planned to study physics upon his release. As a participant in Nesiya, Yotam often expressed the depths of his commitment to the land and state of Israel, and his eagerness to engage in a meaningful and challenging army service.

Yotam is remembered by his friends, family and everyone who knew him as a powerful young man, a true friend and an inspiring leader. We are deeply saddened by this loss.

We will miss you Yotam. Thank you for the blessing that you were in our lives.

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