Born 1924 in Petah Tikva. At 15 joined Betar and a year later became a member of the Irgun.

In 1944 he was appointed commander of the Fighting Force in Jerusalem and took part in many anti-British operations. Among others, he commanded the attack on the Immigration Office in Jerusalem (February 1944) and the blowing up of the District Intelligence Offices in the city (July 1944).

The same year he was arrested by the British and exiled to Africa in the first transportation of 251 detainees. Returned with the last exiles from Kenya on July 12, 1948, after the State of Israel was established.