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Tomer Yaakov Ahimas

Tomer Yaakov Ahimas was a brave and dedicated young soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), tragically falling on October 7, 2023, during a surprise attack by the Hamas terror organization. Born on June 24, 2003, in Lahavim, Israel, Tomer was raised in a loving family with five siblings, including his twin brother Amir.

From a young age, Tomer showed a spirit of determination and compassion. He enlisted in the IDF on December 8, 2021, and quickly stood out in his infantry unit for his professionalism, dedication, and bravery. His commanders recognized him as a courageous and reliable soldier who consistently put the safety of others above his own.

On that fateful day, Tomer stood as a shield against the Hamas terrorists who attacked the kibbutz of Nir-Am. True to his nature, he was the first to engage and courageously fought to protect civilians and his fellow soldiers, risking and ultimately sacrificing his life to prevent an even greater tragedy.

The news of his death and the capture of his body by Hamas deeply impacted his family and friends, who spoke of Tomer’s infectious smile, unwavering loyalty, and his unique ability to bring joy to those around him. He was known for his commitment to his loved ones and his passion for service, which made him a respected and admired figure.

Despite the pain of losing Tomer, his legacy lives on in the memories of his family, friends, and community. His bravery, generosity, and unwavering spirit will continue to inspire those who knew him and those who learn about his selfless sacrifice. Tomer Yaakov Ahimas will forever be remembered as a hero who gave his life protecting others and his nation.

First Name

Tomer Yaakov

Last Name




Fell On

07 October 2023

Army Unit

Infantry Corps

Army Rank

Staff sergeant

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