Israeli mother hid daughter while the terrorists ransacked kibbutz10/22/2023
Another victim of Hamas’ horrific atrocities: Brave Israeli mother 45, hid her seven-year-old daughter in a cupboard while the terrorists ransacked their kibbutz, kidnapping and murdering more than 20
A devoted Israeli mother who hid her daughter in a cupboard while Hamas terrorists ransacked their kibbutz, killing and kidnapping more than 20 has been laid to rest, MailOnline can reveal.
Brave Liz El Harrar rushed seven-year-old Adi into the hiding and barricaded the door with her own body as she lay dying from her bullet wounds. This week she was honoured by dozens of family members and friends at a moving ceremony.
The 45-year-old accountant had called her youngest sister Lital at 7.17am Saturday 7th October from the Holit kibbutz close to the borders with Gaza and Egypt to say that terrorists had broken into the kibbutz.
Gunmen then burst into her home and shot her husband Meir dead and fatally wounded her.
But as she lay bleeding, Liz ushered her daughter Adi into the cupboard and lay in front of the doors where she died.
Devoted mother Liz El Harrar who hid her daughter Adi (pictured together with husband and father Meir) in a cupboard while Hamas terrorists ransacked their kibbutz, killing and kidnapping more than 20 has been laid to rest
Mourners gather at the funeral of Liz El Harrar who died after she hid her seven-year-old daughter in a cupboard to protect her from Hamas terrorists
One woman was pictured in tears during the devoted mother’s funeral where friends and family gathered to remember her
The terrified youngster called her aunt Lital back to say that her mother had been shot and that she was afraid. She told Adi to stay hidden and wait to be rescued.
Lital frantically called her sisters’ neighbours at the close-knit kibbutz and finally got through to Gideon Kubani who risked his own life to save the little girl.
Gideon, 58, a grandfather-of-13 had to move Liz’s body away from the cupboard to free the youngster and take her safety.
The youngster hid under a blanket with Gideon’s wife for some eight hours until they were rescued by the Israeli army.
Last Sunday Liz was remembered by her family and friends.
Her heart-broken sister Lital told MailOnline: ‘Liz was a devoted mother. She cared for everyone before herself.
‘She called me at 7.17 on that Saturday morning to say that terrorists had broken into the kibbutz.
‘Five minutes later Adi called me to say that her mum had been shot and that she was hiding in the cupboard.
‘I told my niece to stay hiding until she was rescued.
‘I tried to call the neighbours but no one was picking up the phone. Finally I got through to Gideon. He said he would go and get her.
‘He had to move Liz’s body to get Adi out of the cupboard.’
Liz’s (pictured with her husband Meir) body was found by her neighbour Gideon Kubani who also risked his own life to save her daughter
Hamas killed more than 1,400 people, including Liz and Meir El Harrar (pictured with their daughter) during their devastating raid into southern Israel on Saturday 7th October
Friends and family of Liz gathered to pay their respects to the devoted mother
Gideon refuses to accept that he is a hero for saving the little girl but praised Liz for saving her daughter’s life.
He told MailOnline: ‘On that Saturday morning God opened the gates of hell.
‘Lital called me and I asked me to get Adi and take her back to my house.
‘Her mother had put her in the cupboard and had died trying to protect her.
‘I had to move Liz’s body to get her out. But she had succeeded in protecting her daughter. She saved her life.’
Gideon added: ‘Fifteen people were killed at our kibbutz on Saturday and six people are missing.
‘The first wave of Hamas fighters were very professional and well organised. But the next lot were a rabble – looting and desecrating the bodies of their victims.
‘We only had handguns to defend ourselves.
‘But next time we will be ready.’
Lital, 28, has told of her anger that the Hamas terrorist attack was able to happen.
Hamas killed more than 1,400 people and took more than 200 hostages into Gaza during their devastating raid into southern Israel on Saturday 7th October.
Mourners carry the coffin of Liz El Harrar as they walk through a cemetary in Tel Aviv, Israel
One man can be seen carrying a wreath of orange and white flowers during the procession
Mourners placed Liz’s coffin in a dug out grave as friends and family watched on
She said: ‘I am furious. I am very disappointed with the leadership of this country that something like this was allowed to happen.
‘But I will fulfil Liz’s dream that her daughter Adi will grow up to be happy and live a full life.’
Liz’s best friend Roni, 47, added: ‘Liz was a wonderful person. She always looked after people and was totally devoted to her daughter.
‘But also she made me laugh. She was great fun – playing music and taking pictures and enjoying life.’
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