NAME: Barazani Yechezkel


DATE OF BIRTH: November 15, 1932

DATE FALLEN: August 7, 1956

Yechezkel was born in Jerusalem 1932 in a family with two daughters and four sons. Father Avraham, was a Bible scribe, and mother Lulu (Margalit) nee Fatya, raised their children. He grew up in the Beit-YIsrael neighbourhood and he acquired his elementary education at a Boys’ Talmud-Torah.

His family, except his youngest sister, all joined the underground war effort, which operated against the British regime . His mother would prepare  glue for the boys, to past up info-bulletins. His brother Moshe was given the death penalty, but  together with his friend Meir Feinstein (member of Etzel),  blew themselves up with grenades before their scheduled execution. The atmosphere in his house led Yechezkel to Lehi aged merely 13. He was involved in pasting-up info bulletins, and liked doing so upon British armoured vehicles. After a while he was sent by his family to Petach-Tikva, to help out his brother Shaul’s wife. Her husband had been arrested and  was imprisoned in Latrun at this time.

On the 4th of October 1948, when Yechezkel had  just turned 15, he enlisted in the IDF. Taking advantage of his advanced physical development, he was able to submit a false age to the Recruiting office. He served  two years in the army, and was discharged  October 11th 1950, before even reaching enlistment age. He then started working as a taxi driver on the

Jerusalem/ Tel-Aviv line. Yechezkel served with the Reserve Forces in  the Jerusalem Brigade. He took part in retribution operations beyond the border. On 7th of August 1956, during an operation in hostile territory, he died as a result of a stay bullet, mistakenly shot by an IDF officer. Shaul was laid to rest in the Military Cemetery at Mt. Herzl.

הנצחה באנדרטה ביער לח”י במשמר איילון
שמו של יחזקאל ברזני חרוט על לוח באנדרטה ביער לח”י
לבנת זיכרון על שם יחזקאל ברזני בהיכל הזיכרון הממלכתי בהר הרצל