After Benjamin Fell in Gaza, His Parents Made Aliyah From France

Stand for Israel  |  June 27, 2024

Family and friends of Israeli soldier Sgt Elyahu Moshe Zimbalist attend his funeral at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem on June 16, 2024.
(Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The parents of Eliahou Benjamin Elmakayes, a lone soldier who perished in battle, say: “We will build our lives in Jerusalem, the city that Benjamin loved more than anything.” Thankfully, The Fellowship is helping them get to the Holy Land, reports Ynet News:

Benjamin, who served as a reservist in the Engineering Corps, fell in battle in Gaza. He was 29 years old at the time of his death. His parents decided to follow his path, and next week they will make aliyah to Israel through the Jewish Agency and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Benjamin is the youngest son of Marlene (Shoshana) and Lucien (Israel). He is also survived by five brothers and sisters. “We were very close, perhaps because he was the youngest of my six children,” his mother said…

The chairman of the Jewish Agency, Major General (Res.) Doron Almog, said: “Benjamin’s legacy and the spirit of his service give us pride and inspiration.” Yael Eckstein, president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, added: “We will continue to accompany the family in their adjustment process in the country.”