Stav Koral Geta, 30, from Ashkelon, was murdered as she tried to flee the Supernova music festival on October 7.
She was slain alongside her friend, Eden Gez, as they ran from the festival to their car and tried to head home, and were murdered on the side of the road by Hamas terrorists lying in wait. The friends filmed a short video of themselves in the car trying to leave the festival, minutes before they were slain, shocked by the amount of rocket fire.
Stav’s body was only discovered three days later, and she was laid to rest in Ashkelon.
Stav, a single mother, is survived by her two children, Nave, 5, and Reef, 1, as well as her parents and siblings. Her children are being cared for by her mother, Eti, family and friends said.
Her cousin said that Stav was in the process of training to be a lawyer specializing in domestic abuse and the rights of single mothers.
“You were a beloved friend, mother and person to everyone!” her friend Morad Hotoveli wrote on Facebook. “The joy for life, the good person that you were, the viewpoint and the optimism that you had in life for everything will never be forgotten by me… Watch over Nave and Reef from above my love, you will always remain in my heart.”
Reut Geta, her cousin, recalled the moment she got the call that Stav’s body had been found, “and the drop of hope that your laughter will ring again in my ear was lost.”
“My heart and head can’t understand and my body has lost strength,” she added. “Who will make me laugh? Who will take a funny selfie with me alongside serious conversations about the foundations of life? Who will explain to me that bringing children into the world is the essence? You have left an enormous hole in the heart of the huge family that loved you so much. Don’t worry about the perfect Nave and Reef, we are all here for them.”
Her mother, Eti, wrote on Facebook: “Stav my love, you are so missed. With every breath, look or thought. Nave, my little love, asks at every opportunity for the world to look different. For you to come back.”