An American woman – who spent her life advocating for Palestinian rights – was murdered by Hamas terrorists in Israel, according to her family.
More than 1,300 Israelis have been slaughtered ever since Hamas terrorists executed a surprise attack on Israel on Oct. 7. There were also 29 Americans killed in the Hamas attacks in Israel, including 67-year-old Cindy Flash.
Flash – a native of St. Paul, Minnesota – was reportedly murdered by terrorists when she was hiding in a safe room inside her home in Kfar Aza, a southern Israel kibbutz close to the Gaza border.
Cindy’s husband, 66-year-old Igal Flash, was also allegedly killed by Hamas terrorists in the safe room. Igal was a son of Holocaust survivors.
Before the massacre, the Flashs were going to have a pleasant day.
According to the New York Post, “On Saturday, the Flashs had planned to enjoy a picnic together, followed by an annual community kite-flying event where a DJ was going to play.”
Their daughter, Keren Flash, described the chaotic scene, “We kept hearing shootings and gunfire, and bombs, and alarms, and just didn’t know what was happening. Just our worst nightmares.”
Keren and her husband Avidor Schwartzman also locked themselves in their own safe room along with their 1-year-old baby named Saar. The family survived the onslaught and were rescued by Israeli Defense Forces.
Keren revealed the final text messages she received from her mother before she was murdered.
Keren told USA Today of a message sent from her mother, “They are breaking down the safe room door. We need someone to come by the house right now.”
“They managed to break into the safe room,” the chilling final text message from last Saturday read.
Keren told CNN, “That was the last time anyone heard from them.”
The daughter did know her parents’ fate until Thursday when she learned the devastating news that they had been killed.
The only comfort that Keren Flash experienced from the heartbreaking tragedy was that she found out that her parents “apparently died instantly so at least it was quick and relatively painless.”
The daughter recalled how her mother always fought for Palestinian rights.
“Whenever there was a military operation, (she) would always protest,” Keren told CNN. “She was there protesting all the time so they won’t destroy it – so that people will see what’s happening because you don’t treat human beings like that no matter what their religious belief is and what their ethnicity is.”
“They were some of the best people that I have ever known,” she said of her parents. “They were good people. They cared about other people. They fought for other people’s rights and other people’s voices.”
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