In Memoriam of:

Eden Naftali

Age: 23

From: Rishon Letzion

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.

Eden Naftali, 23, of Rishon Lezion, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival near Re’im on October 7.

Naftali was finishing up a degree in communications at the College of Management in Jerusalem, and also worked for the popular gossip social media account “Israel Bidur.”

A statement from the Rishon Lezion municipality said Naftali was a volunteer for many years and was described by her family as “the ‘princess’ of her house, beautiful and good-hearted, with a light-filled smile that conquered the hearts of anyone who met her.”

Naftali attended the rave near the Gaza Strip on October 7, and for more than a week her family and friends waited desperately for any news before they were ultimately informed that her body had been found.

Her friend Hila Bilu wrote on Instagram that she was struggling to imagine life without Eden.

“How will I move forward in life without you next to me?” she wrote. “How will I keep going with the knowledge that you’re no longer with me and helping me every step of the way? How can it be that you were at the peak of your life and they cut it short like this? How can I and everyone who’s ever loved you live with the fact that we’ll never see your smile again?

Another friend Stav Aharoni wrote that “there are people who have a job in this world, they’re not just like anyone else — they’re people of light, generosity, goodness — you were one of those people. Your huge heart was impossible to miss… you will be so greatly missed, but I’m sure that you gave such a lesson to so many people and made the world a slightly better place.”

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