Those we have lost

Antonio Macías Montaño, 28, & Yvonne Rubio Vargas, 26: Left 2 children

The couple, of Colombian descent, were killed by Hamas at the Supernova rave party on October 7

Antonio Macías Montaño, left, and Yvonne Rubio Vargas were killed at the Supernova rave by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023. (social media)
Antonio Macías Montaño, left, and Yvonne Rubio Vargas were killed at the Supernova rave by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023. (social media)

Antonio Yaniv Macías Montaño, 28, and Yvonne Eden Patricia Rubio Vargas, 26, both of Colombian heritage and born in Israel, found themselves amid chaos at the Supernova party when Hamas attacked on October 7, transforming the music festival into a tragic scene.

The pair, who had known each other for nearly three years, shared a home in Kfar Saba along with Antonio’s six-year-old daughter Manuela and Yvonne’s four-year-old son Aviel.

They went missing the day Israel was attacked, and their status remained unknown until a week later, when Yvonne’s family confirmed her death. Her father, Julio Rubio, recalled their last conversation on the morning of October 7: “Daddy, we’re at war. I’m running to a bunker.” These were the final words he heard from her.

In an interview with a Colombian radio station, Rubio expressed his difficulty in comprehending his daughter’s words during their brief, 50-second phone call. He shared that 32 years ago, his family relocated to Israel, seeking refuge from violence in Colombia.

The sorrow deepened two days following the confirmation of Yvonne’s death when the Macías family learned Antonio too had perished in the Hamas attack. Johanna Macías, his cousin, recounted to the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo the poignant farewell shared between Macías and his mother Claudia before the pair left for the party.

“[Macías] hugged her and said, ‘Mom, thank you for taking care of my kids, I love you, Mom’.” Johanna described this as an unusually emotional goodbye. Yvonne also expressed deep gratitude to Claudia, whom she considered like a second mother, entrusting her with the care of their children.

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