NAME: Tenenboim Moshe


DATE OF BIRTH: May 3, 1930

DATE FALLEN: July 11, 1948

Moshe was born on May 3,1930 in Neve Shalom – one of Jaffa’s first Hebrew neighbourhoods, before the establishment of Tel-Aviv – to his father Baruch David and mother Sarah. Life was difficult and the family had to move to central Tel-Aviv. Moshe was studying  at elementary school but he had to stop in order to start working, to assist his family  financially, because their situation was dire. He began working in an industrial factory, then in agriculture, and when things got better, continued studies for an additional year. His ambition was to work as a farmer in a Moshav, and he began preparing for this. But this was the period of the undergrounds’ war against the British regime and Moshe’s political aspirations overcame his other dreams. He was filled with a nationalistic  spirit and wanted to see the expulsion of the foreign occupiers of the Land.

In 1945, aged fifteen, he joined the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel. He managed to be active for a brief period only, pasting up info-bulletins, doing surveillance, and running errands.  He was  arrested and sent to Latrun Prison Camp in 1946 and spent two years there. Near the end of the British Mandate he was transferred with most of the other prisoners and detainees to Atlit Prison Camp, which became a sort of Jewish Prisoners transit camp. He was freed from there upon establishment of the State. He joined the IDF, and served in the 89th Battalion,  8th Brigade. He fought in the commando unit under Captain Ya’acov Granek (Tall Blonde Dov) and participated in the unit’s battles. During  Operation Dani  he was positioned in the Deir Tarif checkpoint where he and his fellow fighters withstood the  armoured vehicles of the Arab Legion. On July 11,1948  Moshe fell  at the battle of Beit Neballa. Moshe was laid to rest in the military section of Nachalat-Yitzchak cemetery, in his natal city, Tel-Aviv.

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