Avner Abulafia was born in Neve Tzedek. He studied at the Herzliya high school in Tel - Aviv and in the Technological University of Pittsburgh in the United - States. Upon his Return to Eretz Israel, he worked as an engineer in the Electrical Power Plant of Rotenberg in Naharaim.
In Tel – Aviv he installed the new films' screening machines that came from the United States - transforming "Eden" from a silent motion picture cinema to an audio one.
In an electrical repair shop which he opened, he secretly produced and repaired essential accessories for the underground.
When he died prematurely, he was the first to be buried in the family burial estate which the family purchased in Holon.