In Memoriam of:

Kim Damti

Age: 22

From: Gadera

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.

Kim Damti, an Irish-Israeli dual citizen from Gedera, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival near Re’im on October 7.

Her mother said Kim called her at 6:30 a.m. as Hamas was attacking the rave, and asked: “Mummy, what should I do?” Her son took the phone and told her to seek shelter, and that was the last they heard from her.

Her body was discovered several days later, and she was buried in Gedera on October 12. She was attending the party with her childhood friend, Omer Wenkert, who was taken hostage in Gaza.

Damti is survived by her parents, Jennifer and Gidon, and four siblings. Her family owns the well-known Falafel Damti stand in Gedera, where Kim grew up.

Her cousin, Hadas Damti Padlon, described Kim as “beloved, beautiful and good, whose only sin was going to a party to dance and enjoy.”

“Kimmy was a source of pride and joy to her parents and siblings,” she wrote, noting that she recently finished an extended mandatory service in the Navy, after also doing a year of national service and many years of serving as a youth leader. “Kim was a beautiful, gentle, light-filled girl, there was nobody who didn’t love her, she was a ray of sunshine in the world!”

Her relative, Nasrin Damti, described Kim as “my angel… I am broken and destroyed and cannot believe that I won’t get to see your beautiful smile anymore. My Kimmy, you were the angel of the family and especially of me. Watch over us from above, and give us the strength to deal with the horrible pain.”

At her funeral, her brother Daniel Damti eulogized her and spoke of her final moments.

“Kimmy, our flower, my little sister… you were always full of generosity. You left for the party and I told you, ‘Go, have fun, this is your time.'” He said they last spoke at 7 a.m. and she told him she was hiding out in a shelter, “and I was relieved. I didn’t know that that’s where it would end.”

“You will always stay in my heart, smart and pure, I’ll never forget you. I promise you I’ll protect everyone, the whole family. Our angel, you will always stay beautiful in our memories,” he said.

At the ceremony, her sister, Emily Damti, lamented the loss of “Kimmy, my little sister, my sunshine, my flower girl, my successful, beautiful sister. I can’t get your smile out of my head. I can’t imagine summing up your life when you just started living.”

Emily said she “received a gift to spend 22 years by your side, I was privileged to be your sister. You managed to do so much during that time, an excellent student, who also found time for fun… What a treasure was stolen from me. I wanted to do so many more things with you… I will always remember you dancing with a smile on your face. My angel.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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