With almost a quarter of its population either kidnapped or murdered, Kibbutz Nir Oz was one of the most horrific sites of Hamas’s October 7 massacre. On that tragic day, the Nir Oz community engaged in a large, desperate group chat that created a record of the massacre as it unfolded.
Combining poignant sections of that text chain with vivid imagery of the aftermath, we present a moment-by-moment summation of the experience of the Nir Oz community on that horrific day.
A Times of Israel Original Video
Created by Eli Katzoff