David, son of Baruch and Rivka, was born in Jerusalem in 1932, to a veteran Yishuv family, whose children were educated with a traditional spirit and inculcated with the readiness for nationalist missions. He was the youngest of his brothers. Two of his brothers and one of his sisters were Hagana members. His brother Moshe was killed in spring 1947, when he followed in the footsteps of The Thirty-Five, on the way to Gush Etzion.
Two of his sisters decided to join Beitar and IZL, while he, at age fourteen and a student in Tachkemoni School, found his way to Lehi, by directly applying to the guard watching over the group posting Maas. He was recruited for the youth cell that mainly dealt with putting up posters and disseminating propaganda, while providing security. After some time, he would train new recruits in this pursuit, which was a very dangerous one in Jerusalem, as at that time the underground movements were at a climax, with various informants, policemen, detectives and British patrols present in the streets.In summer 1947, David and his comrades took a course in light arms and concentrated training in combat and ideology of the movement.
The maneuvers took place in Pardes Raanana, in which the “Children of Raanana” Lehi youths were killed. After the War of Independence broke out, David and his comrades took a great part in Lehi’s battles in Jerusalem, including Notre Dame, Ein Kerem and the attempt to break into the Old City.After the fighting in 1950-1952, he served in the IDF, and he did reserve duty until 1984. In 1952, he started working in the Ministry of Housing, was the deputy director of the Finance Department, in charge of the Jerusalem District. From 1969, he worked for a housing and development in senior positions, and from 1990, he was involved in private-sector construction.
He retired in 1999, with an academic degree in social sciences and public management. In 1957, he married Miriam Bickel, and they have two sons and a daughter, Eldad, Nadav and Hadara, who were educated in the national and societal spirit of Lehi’s legacy.