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A British father-of-two has been confirmed murdered by Hamas terrorists in the Kibbutz Be’eri atrocity in the early days of Hamas’ attack on Israel.
Yonatan Rapoport, also known as Yoni, was killed during the October 7 attack on Kibbutz Be’eri by Hamas fighters.
He tragically left behind his two children, Yosefi and Aluma.
Yoni was reportedly a big Manchester United fan and was planning to take his son to Old Trafford for his first ever match next month.
A Facebook group he was an active member of, Israeli Reds, said of Yonatan and his family: ‘The whole family are die-hard fans and would be visiting Old Trafford in the upcoming match against Luton.
Yonatan (photo, right) tragically left behind his two children, Yosefi (photo, left) and Aluma (photo, center)
Yonathan was a die-hard Manchester United fan, along with his entire family
Yonathan and his family were due to watch Manchester United play Luton next month
“The entire community embraces you and shares deeply in your sorrow.”
The father-of-two is one of ‘at least’ seven British nationals confirmed to have lost their lives since the October 7 attack on Israel.
Other dead British nationals include Jake Marlowe, a young British man killed during Hamas’s attack on the Nova Festival in southern Israel, Nathaniel Young, a soldier serving in the IDF when Hamas attacked, and mother and daughter Lianne and Yahel Sharabi, who were killed during the Be’eri massacre.
Hamas terrorists were seen unleashing a hail of bullets on the terrified families living in the isolated community of about a thousand people, less than five kilometers from Israel’s border with Gaza.
Chilling video footage showed gunmen dressed in black going door to door looking for Israeli families to kill in cold blood on the morning of October 7.
A chilling video has emerged of the moment Hamas terrorists rushed to homes in the Be’eri kibbutz and unleashed a hail of bullets on the terrified families living there.
You see one of the terrorists kick in the door, while five gunshots are heard in quick succession in the background.
In the video, the gunmen can be heard shouting orders to each other as they run from house to house, the sickening sound of gunfire filling the morning air.
Four armed men are seen approaching a family home before shooting into the windows. You see one of the terrorists kick in the door, while five gunshots are heard in quick succession in the background.
The video disappears before the terrorists manage to break down the door, but it was in this kibbutz that they mercilessly shot and killed screaming families as they begged for their lives. Israeli soldiers would later find the bodies of 108 Israeli civilians riddled with bullet holes in their homes.
The Hamas gunmen also set fire to several houses here in a pathetic attempt to drive out the families so they could shoot them as soon as they reached their gardens.
Horrific photos too graphic to publish showed a woman lying face down in bed in a pool of blood with six gaping holes in her mottled, decomposing skin.
Beside her, a dark-haired man slipped awkwardly into a gap between the bed and a wall. His black clothes, which resembled pajamas, were still wet with blood, which pooled in a dark red mess on the floor beneath him.
His body could be seen decomposing – his face has turned black with sores all over his arms. Pieces of his flesh were missing from his right arm and hand.
Outside, several cars were left flattened, while the bodies of people in everyday clothes can be seen in awkward positions.
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