Hannah was born in the city of Ta’iz, Yemen in November 1930 to Rachel and Reuven. Her father was a coffee and fabrics merchant in Yemen. Her parents made aliya in 1933 with their three children for religious and national reasons, and had four more children in Eretz Israel. The family first lived in Rehovot and then moved to Antebi Street in south Tel Aviv, and from there to Yechiam Street in Yad Eliahu. Her father found work in Solel Boneh and her mother dedicated herself to raising the seven children. Hannah studied at Bialik Elementary School and in an evening secondary school, and matriculated at Mishlav school.
She joined Beitar at a young age and was very active in the movement. In 1946 she joined Lehi and engaged chiefly in putting up posters, and distributing campaign material.
In 1947 Hannah was arrested in Holon by the British CID with Hama’as flyers under her arm, ready for distribution. She was tried in Jaffa and sentenced to 18 months in prison. In view of her youth she was sent to the Bethlehem Prison for juvenile female offenders, in the company of young Arab women imprisoned mostly for prostitution and theft. After feeling lonely and miserable for seven-and-a-half months of confinement Hannah, speaking only a few words of Arabic, managed to escape from Bethlehem on a rainy day.
She took a taxicab to Jaffa, giving the driver her gold watch in payment, and from there went on to Tel Aviv. She could not return home for fear of the authorities and with the help of her Lehi instructor managed to find places to sleep. For a short while she was welcomed with open arms in the home of the Rota family on Knesset Street in the Shapira neighborhood. On another occasion she slept in an abandoned house in Manshieh.
Hanna continued her activities in Lehi as a youth recruiter and instructor. At the Lehi parade in Sheikh Munis she joined the IDF and served as a combat paramedic in the 82nd Battalion. She took part in the Dani Operation, the liberation of the Negev, the conquest of Beersheba and Uja el Hafir, etc.
She was discharged from the IDF in 1949 and married in 1950. She worked for 34 years as an executive assistant in the Engineering Department of the Jaffa-Tel Aviv City Council until her retirement.
Hannah has two children, Ilan and Nurit and is a loving and dedicated grandmother to her four grandchildren. She keeps in touch with the Lehi Memorial Association and takes part in the diverse events.