Those we have lost

Amit Lahav, 23: Adventurous free spirit who spread positivity

Murdered at the Supernova music festival, October 7

Amit Lahav (Courtesy).
Amit Lahav (Courtesy).

Amit Lahav, 23, from Rishon Lezion, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.

Lahav was attending the desert rave with her childhood friend, Shira Eylon, and the pair were both killed, their bodies found days later in the forest. She was buried on October 13 in the Mazor Cemetery in central Israel.

She is survived by her parents, Jackie and Michal, and two younger brothers, Uri and Yahli.

“Our Amiti was a child of light and love, always smiling,” her father told Israel’s Channel 14 in November. “She loved life… She touched so many people with her smile.” He described her as a person who was always spreading light and positivity.

According to her parents, Lahav lived life to the fullest. She hiked up volcanoes in Central America and gave money to those in need while visiting Brazil. She rode horses and swam with sharks. Her friends shared dozens of videos online of Lahav on her many adventures, ziplining in rainforests, riding on ATVs, and dancing on tables.

Lahav went to the Supernova festival as a final celebration before beginning her university studies in computer science. Her close childhood friend, Segev Chen, wrote on Instagram that while she was an incredibly free spirit, Lahav was beginning to look toward the future and settling down.

אני כועסת!!!אני כועסת שהאמנתי בדו קיום;אני כועסת שהאמנתי ברעיון שתי מדינות לשני עמים;אני כועסת שחשבתי שגם בצד השני יש…

Posted by Michal Karten-Lahav on Friday, October 27, 2023

“She was always full of purpose,” Lahav’s mother Michal wrote on Facebook. “Optimistic, smiling… beautiful on the outside but more beautiful on the inside.”

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