Hamas had spent years building terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel. Hundreds of them ran under homes to the point that children had been having nightmares hearing people talking under their bed. When these tunnels were finally discovered, hundreds of them opened up into small, sleepy Israeli villages. Gabi was a combat engineer and he and his unit were responsible for finding and dismantling the tunnels. They found 30 themselves. The dismantling procedure was delicate. Because Hamas terrorists might still be inside, the Israeli army took great pains to not injure anyone, even the terrorists, as they destroyed the tunnels. This sometimes left Israeli soldiers in unsafe situations. Gabi was near the border of Gaza clearing a tunnel when Hamas unleashed a series of anti-tank missiles at he and his crew. Hamas has footage of the attack they posted throughout their social media where you can see Gabi hit by a rocket and sent flying hundreds of yards in the air. He lost his leg and underwent 65 surgeries to repair other injuries. Today, he is back in the army, as a guide for young soldiers. Gabi was awarded the Chief of Staff's Citation.
Gabi was tattooed on October 9th, 2017 by artist Alexay at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.