In Memoriam of:

Gal Navon

Age: 30

From: Ramat Gan

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.

Gal z"l was murdered at the "Nova" music festival in Kibbutz Re'im by Hamas terrorists. He was murdered with his childhood friend, Joseph “Sefi” Genis, a high tech success. Meital, Sefi's wife, told this heroic story of how the two were killed: 

The two were prepared to drive home from the festival, however, another rocket hit near their car and the two injured men were forced to again take cover in a public bomb shelter where there were already two women. 

Three weeks after the attack, one of the women who was hiding in the shelter, identified only as Alina, called Meital to explain what happened next, praising the pair of friends as “angels” who had saved her life.

Alina said that as the four huddled in the shelter, they heard a terrorist approaching outside. She described the friends looking at each other in the eyes and then, without a word, together charging out to face the attacker, unarmed, in an effort to grab his gun. Both were killed in the attempt.

Alina told Meital, “Thanks to the fact that they attacked the terrorist, they prevented him from entering the shelter and seeing that there were other people there.”

However, more attackers came, throwing grenades into the shelter and shooting those inside. The other woman was also killed and, Alina, badly wounded, was the sole survivor.

Meital said that knowing that the friends died trying to fight against the attackers as “heroes… gave us some comfort.”

“In this crazy situation they were in, they managed to save a life,” she told Channel 12.

His cousin eulogized Gal: "I was always told that God takes the good, but here we are talking about the elite of the good, the top of the top"
Source: The Times of Israel 

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