Segev Kizner, 22: Big fan of FC Barcelona with a crazy smile

Killed while trying to escape from the Supernova concert on 7 October

Segev Kizner


Segev Israel Kizner, 22, of Atzmon, Galilee, was killed while trying to flee the Supernova music festival on October 7.

Kizner and his friends fled the rave venue when rocket fire began, and took refuge with dozens of partygoers in a roadside bomb shelter near Kibbutz Reim. There he and several others were killed when Hamas militants threw grenades inside and opened fire on the asylum seekers, eventually abducting five people inside, including Hersh Goldberg-Polin.

Itamar Shapira, Segev’s friend who attended the rave and survived, told Channel 12 News that he remembers standing next to Segev inside the shelter “and I remember him telling me, ‘No, No, it can’t be real, it might not be happening.

Itamar, who was seriously wounded but survived after a long recovery, said he was right next to Segev, “and he was hit by three bullets, which killed him on the spot – and those The pills basically saved me. If not him, they would have killed me.”

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Another of his friends, Alon Ohel, was taken hostage from the shelter, and remains captive in Gaza, while his friend Ayelet Arnin was also killed inside the structure.

Segev’s body was identified only several days later and he was buried in Misgav on 12 October. He is survived by his parents, Tali and Yevgeny, and his two younger siblings.

He had recently completed his mandatory military service, during which he served in the Israel Navy as a radio operator on missile boats. His family and friends said he had a great sense of humor, was devoted to his dog Leslie, and was a dedicated fan of the Barcelona football team.

A week after his funeral, his aunt Caroline Wiesenthal wrote on Facebook, “It’s been a week since we were separated from you but we haven’t really been apart. How can we say goodbye to you, with your smile and with you saying, ‘Carolina, enough!’

“I can’t believe we’ll be missing out on holiday tables, birthdays and any family gatherings, I can’t believe they took you away from us in one second,” she wrote. “We received you as a gift, but we didn’t get a chance to enjoy you. It was too small! I promise you that you will take care of everyone and yourself at the same time, stay strong, and keep laughing, including at your own nonsense.

Several months later, he shared a painting of Segev, writing: “This is how we will always remember you, our beautiful baby, our Segev, with a crazy smile and the deepest gaze that was only yours.”

His friend Oz David wrote on Instagram that Segev was a devoted fan of the Barcelona football team, and when they served together in the Navy, “even when we went to sea he would get the results of the games. Had to find a way.” Edge. He wanted to get a Barça tattoo but sadly he was never able to do so. Oz wrote that Segev was “really a wonderful kid who never did anything bad to anyone, and he just wanted to go to party – trance music festivals and Barça were the two biggest loves of his life.”

His mother, Tali, told The Australian that a friend of hers who survived the attack took the Star of David pendant he always wore from his body and gave it to his family.

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“He got [the pendant] for his bar mitzvah and he never took it off, but his friends put his blood on it and brought it back to us,” she said. “He wasn’t armed, they just killed him.”

Talley later explained on a memorial Instagram page that Segev knew “how to set a goal and achieve it.” I was very proud to see him take control as a big brother.” He added, ”With Segev, everything changed like magic. His charisma and his wit, his dark humor, turn every family function, every car drive, every trip abroad into an experience. His half smile after saying something hilarious is what is most remembered.

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