Heroes We’ve Lost

Stand for Israel  |  March 28, 2024

Hamas terrorists, Nova festival memorial, loved ones, Israeli parliament, Jerusalem
Families of Israelis murdered by Hamas at the Nova music festival place pictures of loved ones in Jerusalem on February 7, 2024. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

We remember Kim Dukarker, only 22 years old, who was an off-duty cop attending the Nova music festival. She wouldn’t leave her friend’s side when they realized terrorists had infiltrated, reports The Times of Israel:

On leave from her policing duties that weekend, Kim attended the dance party with her two close friends Neta David and Raz Mizrahi. When the rocket alarms sounded, they fled from the festival grounds toward Kibbutz Be’eri, where they entered a bomb shelter, unaware that the kibbutz and the whole area were also awash with infiltrated terrorists.

Kim and Raz were both killed when terrorists threw six grenades into the bomb shelter where they and other festival goers had sought refuge.

Her friend Raz, who had survived a car ramming attack in East Jerusalem in 2021, was post-traumatic and terrorized. She refused to leave the shelter, even as they heard shots outside and the realization sank in that their shelter could become a death trap. Neta begged her friends to leave, but Kim said she couldn’t abandon the trembling Raz.