In Memoriam of:

Ravit Chana Assayag

Age: 19

From: Ashdod

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.

Sgt. Ravit Chana Assayag, 19, from Ashdod, was killed in battle with Hamas terrorists in Moshav Yachini on October 7.

Ravit, who enlisted into the Border Police in late 2022, told her partner to cover for her as she was the first to rush into a building that terrorists were hiding in. They shot her and she died of her wounds.

She was buried in Ashdod on October 9. She is survived by her parents, Ruth Devora and Yehuda, and her eight siblings, Maor, Eden, Matan, Daniel, Adir, Sara, Chesed and Mazal.

Ravit loved to sing and play her guitar and organ, which she taught herself, and also loved baking and surfing. In her free time, she also applied brides’ makeup.

“My beloved sister was the best and most beautiful talented girl,” Ravit’s sister, Eden, wrote on Instagram. “She did everything. She wanted to fight. She told me she wasn’t scared and that she wanted to fight for her country.”

Ravit’s brother Maor wrote on Instagram that her creativity and courage were prominent parts of her personality.

“She somehow always knew what she wanted to do and no one could stop her,” he said. “Her energy glowed and touched every member of our family.”

Maor said Ravit spent more time with their grandparents than their other grandchildren, took their sister with Down Syndrome on trips, and always spent time with her nieces and nephews.

“She spread laughter everywhere,” he said. “She spread goodness.”

Ravit’s friend Nofar told Ynet that she loved to sing from a young age.

“Her guitar and the beach were her shelters,” she said. “Almost every day she would go to the beach at sunset and play her guitar. Her voice was soft and there was not one person who didn’t love listening to her.”

Nofar added that Ravit used her talent for a good cause, taking her guitar to play for children in hospital. She also sang in every Remembrance Day ceremony when she was in school.

Ravit’s fellow Border Police officer Staff Sgt. Ori Cohen told Israel Hayom that she was “something special you don’t see every day.”

“She never gave up even when things got difficult, and she was an example to the other officers in the unit.”

Family friend Leon described Ravit on Instagram as an independent and smart girl “with an eternal smile for all her friends.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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