Osama Abu Assa, 36, from the Bedouin town of Tel Sheva, was murdered by Hamas terrorists on October 7.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
Horrific dashcam footage from that day shows the terrorists grabbing Abu Assa, abusing him, yelling at him and demanding they direct him to communities where they could murder more civilians.
Some of the footage shows him being abused and threatened outside a bomb shelter on the side of the road around 8 a.m. Survivors cited by The New York Times said that Abu Issa “pleaded with the gunmen not to enter the building” and murder those hiding inside.
His cousin, Musalah Abu Assa, told the Kan public broadcaster that he was returning home from a night shift near Kibbutz Re’im when the assault began. “For three days we thought he was alive.”
Musalah said the terrorists abused him, forced him to take his clothes off, beat him and then murdered him. The footage they watched came from the dashboard camera of Abu Assa’s own car, which they tracked down days later.
“This is a man who had no weapon, a Muslim man, he spoke to them in Arabic, but they didn’t care. They came to kill people.”
His family has vowed to get even with the terrorists who attacked and killed him and has offered $1 million to anyone who gives them information.
Musalah said Osama’s family will carry his death with them for the rest of their lives.
“He was a religious and faithful man,” Musalah told Walla. “A man who everyone loved and loved to help everyone.”
“He was a sweetheart of a guy,” his cousin told Channel 13 news. “If he would see a cat on the road, he would stop and he’d create a traffic jam just to save a cat. A special guy.”