Guy Gilboa-Dalal, 22, was taken hostage by Hamas terrorists on October 7 from the Supernova rave, as gunmen attacked the party, killing hundreds and kidnapping dozens.
It was Guy’s first rave, something he’d been planning with three friends for months beforehand.
His older brother, Gal, drove to the festival early that morning after attending another party, reaching the site at 5:30 a.m.
The two brothers met up, hugged and took a selfie, which Guy sent to their mother. Then Hamas terrorists attacked and the brothers attempted to escape, Guy deciding to go with his friends, while Gal headed back to his car.
Gal ran for hours, hiding in bushes, a bamboo field and behind trees until he was rescued by security forces.
Within several hours, their family found a video of Guy and his best friend being taken hostage in Gaza, with footage of them tied up, laying in a tunnel.
They describe Guy’s great love of Japan; he taught himself to speak Japanese, and plans to travel there one day.
“It was his biggest dream,” said Gal.