Yishai Neighborhood
Yishai NeighborhoodPhoto: Public Relations

The town of Kochav Yaakov in Samaria inaugurated Wednesday a new neighborhood called "Yishai” to mark the shloshim (thirty-day period following burial) of Yishai Rozales of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, also known as Nahal Haredi, who was killed in a training accident at Tze'elim Base in the Negev.

A ceremony funded by the IDF Nahal organization’s department of assistance was attended by the battalion commander and the head of the Binyamin Regional Council, as well as Rozales’s battalion mates.

Netzah Yehuda Battalion commander Lt. Col. Uri Levy spoke of Rozales’ impact in the battalion in the months before his death, adding that the recent decision to move the operational battalion in the northern Binyamin region was made after a conversation he had with the battalion captain and officers.

Lt. Col. Levy reiterated Rozales'  argument that "even if it is hard we must carry it out, we must strive and with God's help will succeed in any mission."

Michael, brother of the late Rozales, said at the ceremony, "I still cannot comprehend it. There are still so many questions and confusions, but there is one thing we must not forget: that there is a Creator, and only He knows heaven’s affairs, and a good father will always want the best for his children. Just as the Creator of the world has brought us a difficult experience, He also gives us the power to be stronger.  There is no Creator who challenges a person with an experience he cannot withstand."