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Danielle Waldman, 24: Daughter of Mellanox founder slain at festival

Murdered at the Supernova music festival, October 7

Danielle Waldman and her partner Noam Shai in an undated photo from her father, Eyal Waldman's Facebook page. (used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)
Danielle Waldman and her partner Noam Shai in an undated photo from her father, Eyal Waldman's Facebook page. (used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Danielle Waldman, the 24-year-old daughter of tech veteran Eyal Waldman, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival near the Gaza border on October 7.

Danielle and her boyfriend Noam attended Supernova, an all-night rave near Kibbutz Re’im on the Gaza border, which was attacked by the Hamas on Saturday and left more than 350 people dead, turning a peaceful party into a massacre.

Palo Alto, California-born Danielle attended the music festival together with her boyfriend of six years, Noam Shai, who was also murdered, as they celebrated love and life, her father told CNN.

“I had hoped and thought that they may have been taken hostages to Gaza and that we would see them again,” Eyal Waldman said.

He recalled that by using the tracking feature on her phone and Apple watch, her family was able to find the location where his youngest daughter was killed. Waldman said that looked like her car was surrounded and attacked by Hamas.

“I have seen exactly how she was murdered from two directions by at least three to five people that had attacked it,” he said. “From the shells that we have found, there were at least three guns that were shooting at the car.”

Israelis mourn next to the graves of Danielle Waldman and her partner Noam Shai, during their funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Tivon, October 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Talking about his daughter, Waldman described her as a person that was loved by each and everyone that met her.

“She’s done nothing wrong and nothing bad to anyone,” he said.

Waldman shared that the last time he spoke with his daughter Danielle she told him that she had decided with her boyfriend that they would get married soon. The two had just moved into a new apartment several weeks before they were murdered with a dog they share, and they had refurnished and redecorated it.

“We will bury them together,” he sobbed.

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