In Memoriam of:

Eviatar ‘Tari’ Kipnis

Age: 65

From: Kibbutz Be'eri

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.

Eviatar ‘Tari’ Kipnis, 65, was initially presumed captive in Gaza on October 7, 2023, when Hamas terrorists invaded Kibbutz Be’eri.

Wife Lilach’s extended family was celebrating the Sukkot holiday together at her sister’s home on the kibbutz when Hamas terrorists seemingly took 10 members of the entire family captive during the terror group’s bloody October 7 onslaught launched from the Gaza Strip.

On Tuesday, the family received word that Kipnis’s remains had been identified. His brother-in-law Avshalom Haran was also identified.

Raised at Kibbutz Maagan Michael in the north, Kipnis was a skipper from birth, said his nephew Maayan Smith. He was an adventurer who once sailed from Eilat to Sydney, Australia, in his yacht. When not at sea, he held several managerial positions at Be’eri and neighboring Kibbutz Kfar Azza.

However, Kipnis was badly injured in a bike accident eight years ago and developed an autoimmune disease that attacks his nervous system.

He became less mobile, requiring a wheelchair and caregiver as well as daily medications and therapies he received at Hadassah Hospital every 10 days. Last week, the body of Eviatar’s caregiver, Paul Castelvi, was found in the nearby Be’eri forest.

“Lilach and Tari are people of peace, who believe in coexistence and had Palestinian and Bedouin friends,” Smith said. “Their focus in life is to fight the occupation, those were their values.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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