Zur Saidi, 29, was killed alongside two childhood friends while attending the Supernova music festival near Kibbutz Re’im on Saturday. He was laid to rest a day later in the Gderot cemetery.
He was a graduate of the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Food and Environmental Agriculture.
“Zur was planning on proposing to his girlfriend Inbar in a month on a trip to Australia they had planned,” his sister, Maya, told Army Radio.
“He wanted to follow in our father’s footsteps and become a farmer. At the party in Re’im, he was taking care of his friends who were wounded until the last minute. He could have fled, but he stayed to take care of them.”
His cousin Noa told the Walla news site that “Zur was a sensitive child, he always took care of his grandparents, would always go visit them… a child with a good heart, someone to admire.”