“Amidst the Sorrow, We Can See the Light”

The Yinon Recreation Area in Tzora Forest is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Colonel Yinon Itzhaki, formerly Commander of Israel’s National Firefighting and Rescue School, who died at the age of 55 in a road accident some two years ago while on his way home to Kiryat Arba.

May 25, 2014 14:48
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“Amidst the Sorrow, We Can See the Light”-1. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

 The recreation area was established with the help of funds donated by JNF USA. The ceremony held on Monday, May 19th, was attended by some three hundred people including family members, friends, firefighters and KKL-JNF representatives from Israel and the United States. 

“Yinon was a kindly family man who always extended a helping hand to anyone who needed it,” said his widow Dina Itzhaki. “He was a nature lover, and that’s why we have chosen to perpetuate his memory here. We’ve been hearing a lot of very nice things about Yinon today, but we heard them when he was alive, too.” 

The recreation area, which was created with funds donated by JNF USA, includes benches, picnic tables, signposting, steps and access routes. “Children and other visitors who come to take a break at this beautiful site will learn something about Yinon’s life and his love for the Land of Israel,” said KKL-JNF representative Avinoam Binder in his opening speech at the ceremony. 

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