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Taken captive: Eitan Mor, guard at rave who helped save others

The 23-year-old was in touch with his uncle on October 7, sending him a video of his hiding place

Eitan Mor, was serving as an unarmed security guard at the Supernova desert rave on October 7, 2023, when Hamas terrorists attacked (Courtesy)
Eitan Mor, was serving as an unarmed security guard at the Supernova desert rave on October 7, 2023, when Hamas terrorists attacked (Courtesy)

Eitan Mor, 23, a security guard at the Supernova desert party, has been missing since October 7, when Hamas terrorists launched an assault, killing 260 partygoers and kidnapping dozens of others.

Mor, who lives in Jerusalem, wasn’t in touch with his parents that morning, as they’re religiously observant and don’t use phones on Shabbat.

He texted his uncle, telling him about the situation as it was building. He conveyed that he and his friends were trying to hide in “a huge, open field,” he wrote.

Mor wrote to his uncle about the armed terrorists on pickup trucks, sending a video of their hiding place. He sent his location and his uncle sent it along to a senior army official, asking repeatedly if the shooting had stopped, if security forces had arrived.

The last time Mor responded was at 10:04 a.m., although his uncle kept trying to get ahold of him.

The final sighting of Mor was as he and a friend were bringing others to safety.

Mor had last spoken with his parents on Friday before Shabbat and didn’t tell them about the party in the desert. They didn’t know until Saturday evening what had taken place in the Gaza border communities and at the party.

Since then, Mor’s father, Tzvika Mor, who lives in Kiryat Arba outside Hebron, has told the media that he’s not interested in an exchange deal with the Palestinians if his son is being held hostage by Hamas.

“We don’t want another Shalit deal,” said the elder Mor, in an interview with Channel 14, referring to the 2011 deal that exchanged soldier Gilad Shalit for 1,027 Israeli-held security prisoners. “You have to think about the greater good and make sacrifices.”

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