Those we have lost

Aviad Halevi, 28: ‘Radical in the best sense of the word’

Murdered by Hamas at the Supernova music festival on October 7

Aviad Halevi (Credit: Courtesy).
Aviad Halevi (Credit: Courtesy).

Aviad Halevi, 28, from Gan Hadarom, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.

Halevi attended the festival with his two friends Zur Saidi and Omri Ram, who were also killed.

The three attempted to flee from the site of the rave when the rocket fire began and were all shot dead by Hamas terrorists.

Soon afterwards, a friend of the family and IDF combat veteran Shai Shalom drove to the scene to look for them, and was able to rescue their bodies and take them out so they could be buried.

Halevi’s funeral took place on October 8; he was one of the very first victims of the October 7 Hamas onslaught to be buried.

Halevi is survived by his parents, Dasi and Yehuda, as well as his brothers Nadav and Itamar and stepfather Nisim.

He is remembered as a bright boy who played the guitar, wrote songs, and loved to dance and make others laugh. He was known to be restless and sometimes struggled in school, but eventually found his path in life.

“You treated life like an adventure that you have to dare to experience; you set a goal and enjoyed yourself on the way to reaching it,” wrote a loved one in a memorial post.

Halevi served as a fighter in the Givati Brigade during his mandatory IDF service and then took some time to travel the world before beginning university. He learned to buckle down and take academics seriously, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of Management in Rishon Lezion, and landed a job at Proxima Investment Management Ltd. in Tel Aviv.

Friends said in another post, “You were always radical in the best sense of the word. Send us some of that down here. We need it now.”

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