In Memoriam of:

Naomi Shitrit

Age: 52

From: Sderot

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.

Naomi Shetrit Azoulai (52), z"l, from Sderot, fitness trainer and manager of a gym in Netivot, member of a running group, married to Yuval, mother to Ofek (26), Tal (23) and Shahar (19); Was murdered during a morning run with two of her friends from the Sderot Front Runners group, only one of whom survived, injured. "Running was her great love. She started with the sport only at the age of 47, but since then - she really got addicted and trained with her running group at least three times a week.
Naomi was a wonderful person: hardworking, determined, a supportive wife, a lion mother, a great friend, always happy and with a captivating smile. When she entered a place, it was immediately lit up.
Naomi was born in Netivot, the eighth child in a family of ten children.
She met Yuval when she was 25 and he was 23 and a half. "After a year we got married and she moved in with me, in Sderot, my hometown. Our three children were born and raised in the city. We survived the Qassams and the rockets, and even though our house was hit several times, we thought we were protected.
On the cursed Saturday she went for a run, at half past five in the morning, and as usual she didn't wake me up. I woke up from a siren and called her, but there was no answer. Then our eldest son came in, coming back from an outing, said 'There are terrorists!', and said that he had picked up a wounded man in the street.
From that moment we were terrified. We didn't know where they were. After about two hours, Ram Hayon - one of her running friends - sent the group their location and we started searching. At 11:00 Naomi called from Ram's phone and said 'we are fine, we hid under the bushes, the terrorists passed over us and did not see us. We are with soldiers'. She calmed us down. Then, after two or three hours, we called Adi's phone to find out what was going on, and a paramedic answered: 'We are sending him to a hospital!', he said. When I asked him what about Naomi, he replied: 'I can't talk!' Then we realized that something terrible had happened.
When no sign of life came from her, I decided to go to Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon. I found Ram injured in the emergency room. In retrospect it turned out that there were indeed four soldiers, but then terrorists came and shot them all, including Naomi. She was identified by a tattoo of an Egyptian eye against the evil eye, on her leg."

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