Sydney grandmother Galit Carbone killed in Israel massacre – and other missing and feared deaths
A Sydney-born grandmother has become the first confirmed Australian death in Israel, as fears grow that more are missing and more may be dead.
Galit Carbone, 66, was among those killed in Kibbutz Beeri, 5km from the Gaza Strip border, heartbroken relatives back in Australia confirmed.
Her lifeless body was found a few meters from her home where she previously worked as a librarian and raised her three children.
Ms. Carbone is remembered as “a much-loved mother, grandmother, sister and cousin.”
“Over the past few days, they have gone through all kinds of emotions, from hearing what happened to thinking she was a prisoner to hearing confirmation that she was killed,” he said. Julian Cappe told the Herald Sun.
“We don’t know if she was killed in her home or if she was dragged outside and killed, but her body was not found in her house. She may have been dragged.
“We loved spending time with her when we were in Israel.”
“She was planning to go to Australia soon. She has been trying to come out for several years.
Defense Minister Richard Marles said there were around 10,000 Australians in Israel.