“They were good people”says Revital Moshe. “All their lives they worked for their land and did good things for others. Even for the Palestinians in Gaza. My uncle bought them food and clothes every week. He helped take children to the hospital in Israel, from Gaza. “All those who live there are good people,” she repeats, heartbroken.
Revital she is niece of Said David and Adina Moshe, two victims of the terrorist attack Hamas from last Saturday. Said David75, was shot to death while he and Adina, 72, They huddled in their bomb shelter Nir Oz, a kibbutz located about three kilometers from the border with Gaza. After murdering her husband, Adina was kidnapped. The terrorists also burned the couple’s house.
Revital relates to Infobae that their relatives were resisting the terrorists for hours, locked in the shelter and asking for help.
“They heard the alarm and ran to the security room,” he explains by phone from his home in Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv. “In the security room they heard the voices of the Arabs and the shots. They burned their house. They shot. They couldn’t open the door, but they could open the window of the security room. They shot my uncle and murdered him. “They entered the room and took my aunt.”
Remember the helplessness of not being able to do anything to help. “It was horrible”says.
“There were hundreds of terrorists in this small kibbutz. They burned and stole everything. All. Even the underwear,” she says. “Throughout the kibbutz, there were murders, even kidnapped women and children.”
The last time Revital saw his aunt was in a video, in which Adina, wearing a red shirt, appeared between two terrorists on a motorcycle, walking away. Nothing has been heard from Adina since then, says Revital.
“We could see she was terrified.”, says. “But she is a strong woman and I think she can survive.”.
Although Revital is also “terrified” that something could happen to her aunt. TO Adina had heart surgery last year and He is without his medication. The family is trying to work through various organizations to get medicine to Adina in captivity and is asking for her release on humanitarian grounds.
Revital explains that at the moment the authorities also have no information about his whereabouts.
“We want the world to do something to bring back innocent civilians. They are innocent civilians. They were just at home,” he says.
Revital Moshe He is encouraged when remembering the life of his uncles, who spent 52 years together. The community of Nir Oz It was the place where the romance of Adina and David. There they raised 4 children and have 12 grandchildren.
“In the photos you can see how much they loved each other.”, says. “They built the kibbutz together. My uncle was a wonderful man. He continued working on the export of Negev crops to Spain and other countries. Adina was a teacher, so several generations of residents knew her. And she saw her husband murdered. And they took her away.”
The death of David and the kidnapping of Adina is a new painful episode in the family history. Said David had just returned from an exhibition in Spain to celebrate a mass in memory of his older brother, Sasson Moshe, died in 1973 during the war Yom Kippur.
50 years later, ”has happened to us again”says Revital.
Will the spiral of violence ever end? he asks Infobae.
Revital reflects, breaks. “Many civilians in Gaza entered their homes and took everything. The same civilians she took for treatment in Israel and bought medicine for,” she says. Still, “we all want peace. Yes, we all want peace. And, especially these two brothers, they did everything they could for peace.”