In Memoriam of:

Karla Stelzer

Age: 42

From: Kiryat Melachi

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.

Karla Stelzer, 42, a Brazilian-Israeli, and her partner, Gabi Azulay, 44, were both murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival in southern Israel on October 7.

Stelzer and Azulay lived together in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi, and friends said they were huge party lovers, always socializing and attending festivals and other gatherings.

Stelzer moved to Israel around 12 years ago with her young son, who is currently serving in the army. Azulay had two children of his own.

“The beautiful and beloved Karla, a fighter for freedom, it was a pleasure and a privilege to share with you thousands of experiences of joy around the world,” wrote her friend, Natali Kabesa, on Facebook.

Gabi’s sister, Sharon Azulay, wrote on Facebook: “My dear brother, my beloved, I can’t believe it… murdered just for being Jewish.”

Two-and-a-half years ago, Azulay was seriously wounded in a tractor accident and was in a coma for a month before ultimately recovering. At the time, he wrote a post on Facebook thanking everyone for their support and prayers and thanking God “for the opportunity to live a second time — hopefully, this time will be calmer and without stress.”

He also thanked “my love Karla, who always helped and supported me even in the moments when I was insufferable.”

Mey-Tal Menta Rahmin recalled Stelzer as someone with “a captivating personality, smiling, always ready to help.” Rahmin said that “from a place of love we would imitate her speaking broken Hebrew with a Brazilian accent… how much you would laugh and how much we loved you.”

Asaf Maman recalled meeting Stelzer and Azulay “at a party of friends” where they had come to help with the decor and the lighting. Maman said Azulay would always seek to help others, “and every time I would see you at a party we would hug each other… Gabi, I will miss you so much.”
Source: Times of Israel 

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