Curated By: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Last Updated: October 17, 2023, 13:20 IST
London, United Kingdom (UK)
A father of an Israeli-American woman who was murdered by Hamas terrorists when they raided the Supernova Music Festival on October 7 used her Apple Watch and her iPhone’s tracking features to locate her dead body, according to a report by CNN.
The father, Eyal Waldman, who is also a businessman and founder of Mellanox, a multinational supplier of computer network products, said his 24-year-old daughter was Kibbutz Re’im in south Israel and was present when Hamas launched the attack, killing over 260 partygoers. Many others were taken hostage.
Eyal first felt that his daughter was kidnapped by the operatives. He found out four days after the attack, on October 11, that Daniella and her boyfriend Noam Shai, were among those who were brutally murdered by the terrorists.
“Three hours after I landed in Israel, I went down south and was able to find the car that they were in. We found the car and we found some belongings and we knew this is the car Danielle was in because of an emergency call we had received from her cell phone that has a feature of a crash call,” Eyal was quoted as saying by Israel-based i24NEWS.
He said that when he examined the vehicle he understood that the vehicle was surrounded and attacked by Hamas. “I have seen exactly how she was murdered from two directions by at least three to five people that had attacked it. From the shells that we have found, there were at least three guns that were shooting at the car,” Eyal was quoted as saying in a separate interview given to CNN.
Danielle and Noam and few others were among those who jumped into a white Toyota to escape the Hamas attacks but the terrorists gunned them down with AK-47 assault rifles.
The businessman recalled that the last time both of them spoke his daughter told him of her future plans and that she and her boyfriend were planning to get married soon. They will now be buried together.
“Each and everyone that met her has loved her. She’s done nothing wrong and nothing bad to anyone,” Eyal said.