In Memoriam of:

Dor Malka

Age: 29

From: Eilat

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Dor Malka, 29, originally from Eilat, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.

Malka, who lived in Tel Aviv with a roommate, went to the desert rave to sell jewelry and clothing imported from India, a business he operated for several years through kiosks at different events and parties.

In an interview with Israeli news source Mako, his mother Batya Malka said that while he had worked as a footvolley coach, he wanted to earn more money and make enough money to help her retire.

“He wanted us to open a store together in Tel Aviv near the beach, where I would make macrame items,” she said.

Before Malka left for the party on Friday night, he spoke to his mother, wishing her a “Shabbat shalom,” and telling her that he was going to the party with his childhood friend, Dor Avitan.

On the morning of October 7, it was Avitan’s mother who called Malka’s mother to tell her about the Hamas attack. Malka’s father, Avi Malka, went to look for him near the area of the party, but when he couldn’t enter the location of the Supernova, he headed instead to local hospitals.

It wasn’t until Sunday at 2:30 a.m. that the family saw a video of Malka being dragged by terrorists. On Tuesday, October 10, they learned he had been killed.

During his army service, Malka was a medic with the paratroopers unit and served in Gaza during the 2014 war.

“He always told me he never wanted to go back there,” said Malka’s mother.

In December, the family said that they knew very few details about what happened to Malka during the party and the attack.

“Thousands came to his funeral and shiva,” said Batya Malka. “The family feels up in the air, with no details about how he was killed, how he was found, if he was shot, if he choked on his blood, we don’t have a death certificate, no one spoke to us, we have zero information.”

Malka wants the world to know that her son wasn’t taken hostage, that he was killed.

She described her son as a person who loved others, who connected people, groups and friends, who was always in the middle of the action.

“He was a smiling person, a true friend and wonderful brother,” she said.
Source: The Times of Israel 

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