Yanay was a paratrooper who was in Gaza working with a team clearing out houses used to hide Hamas weapons and rockets. The team entered a booby trapped house. The explosion killed 4 of his friends immediately. He was cut by shrapnel including a piece of metal that lodged in his skull and can’t be moved for fear of permanent brain damage.
Yanay was tattooed during Healing Ink Tel Aviv by artist Zero at Bulletproof Gym on October 24, 2016