Raphael Kobi, son of Hacham Avraham Bechor and Regina, was born on November 15th, 1924. In 1946 he joined the Lehi underground operations in Haifa under the command of Israel Tvua “Ezra”. After the declaration of independence of Israel, he enlisted in the IDF on May 29th, 1948 with most Lehi members, and joined the 8th Brigade. He received the Lehi badge.
Raphael died Friday April 27th, 2004 and was laid to rest in the Sdeh Yehoshua Military Cemetery in Haifa.