Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

TWO British sisters and their mum who were slaughtered by Hamas terrorists have now been laid to rest in an emotional ceremony in Israel.

Bristol-born Lianne Sharabi, 48 and daughters Noiya, 16, and 13-year-old Yahel died in the bloodbath at the Be’eri kibbutz on October 7.

GettyHundreds of mourners gathered today to honour Brits Lianne Sharabi, 48 and daughters Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13[/caption]

FAMILY HANDOUT/UNPIXSYahel, 13, Lianne, 48, and Noiya, 16, were slaughtered when Hamas terrorist overran their kibbutz on October 7[/caption]

ReutersHeartbroken family members described the ‘joy’ the three women had brought to the world[/caption]

ReutersIsrael has only been able to identify 83 per cent of bodies in the wake of Hamas’s bloody rampage[/caption]

Hundreds gathered to pay their last respects today amid high emotion at Kfar ha-Rif Cemetery east of Ashdod in southern Israel.

Loved ones had been praying that Noiya had somehow survived the horror in which her younger sister and mother died.

But Israeli authorities broke the news on Sunday that they had identified missing Noiya’s remains among those slaughtered.

The girls’ father Eli is still missing among other relatives who have been kidnapped.

In today’s eulogies, their closest loved ones spoke of how much “joy” Yahel, Noiya and Leanne had brought to the world and the lives they might one day have lived.

Their surviving family members described young Yahel as “a bundle of energy” with a permanent “sense of adventure”.

“She was funny, mischievous and a joy to be with. We will never know what she could have become – a vet, an entertainer, a naturalist, maybe even the first Israeli woman in space.

“All we know is that there is a Yahel-shaped hole in our lives that can never be filled.”

For Noiya, her family called her “a beautiful and talented young woman” in their eulogy.

“Always the big sister, she looked after Yahel and was very proud of her little sister. She worked hard at school and always got good grades.

“She loved to sing and dance…She would often chase us around the room, singing at the top of her voice, to make us laugh.”

“She would surely have made a difference to many lives,” they added.

One of Lianne’s three brothers, who grew up in the UK, described “his little sister” as “forever part of me”.

Discussing the family she had made in Israel, Ian said: “Eli, then Noiya, then Yahel appeared to complete Lianne, and her reason for living became so much deeper.”

Her mother, Gill, spoke of her as “the light of our family’s life”.

“She had a wonderful caring nature. She would help anyone in trouble, be it physical, emotional or financial, she would be there for them.”

Noiya disappeared during the militants’ horrifying day-long rampage through their kibbutz – just 4km from the Gaza border.

The teenagers’ mum Lianne – who moved to Israel when she was 19 – was tragically found dead in their home.

It was later confirmed that Yahel had been killed alongside her mother and finally on Sunday, Noiya’s body was formally identified among those killed.

Israel is still facing the horrific task of identifying mutilated bodies, including burned babies, weeks after Hamas’s killing spree.

So far, Israel has only been able to identify around 83 per cent of the dead bodies.

A makeshift mortuary set up at a military base sees an army of medics and forensic and dental experts working around the clock to identify the dead.

Over a dozen refrigerated containers are used to store the bodies, which Senior Israeli police officer Gilad Bahat calls “the gates of hell”.

“I’ve been in the police service for more than 27 years. I have been to a lot of terror attack scenes. I’ve seen a lot in my life, many bodies, but never have I seen such sights,” Mr Bahat told The Telegraph.

Kibbutz Be-eri was the scene of one of Hamas’s worst massacres as hundreds of the crazed gunmen swarmed the town and slaughtered dozens of civilians in their bedrooms.

Israeli troops said they discovered unimaginable horrors of dead babies and 20 children tied up and burned in the village.

Sickening photos showed bullet-ridden coat pegs in a bloodstained nursery devastated by the militants.

Chilling pictures of the horror house where the slaughter of the Sharabi family took place reveal the absolute savagery of the Hamas butchers.

The Sharabis’ smart, recently built two-storey cul-de-sac property appears to be untouched ­outside but the kitchen and dining area is littered with bloodied debris and bullet casings.

Their beloved dog Moka, a big friendly cross-breed, can be seen lying dead under a white sheet close to the sofa.

Half-deflated party balloons in an upstairs bedroom also offer a heartbreaking hint of happier times which have been shattered by unimaginable cruelty.

But worse sights await in a hallway where a huge blackened smear of blood appears to be the spot where Lianne died.

And upstairs, another bloodstain tells its horror story in a room where Yahel slept — heavily staining the carpet close to a pair of pink pyjamas and a vanity case.

Uncle Sharon Sharabi broke down while watching shocking video footage of the bedroom where Yahel was slain.

Moments after finding out she was dead he told The Sun: “Our suffering could not be worse than this — my heart is broken.

“Yes, having seen the pictures I can confirm that the room with the child’s bed is Yahel. I can see the blood and try not to imagine what might have happened there.

“It took all of my strength to look at these images but I am grateful to you for showing them to us — they will tell the world what the terrorists did.”

GettyThe surviving family said Noiya was ‘always looking after’ her little sister Yahel in totay’s eulogies[/caption]

ReutersOne of Lianne’s brothers describer her as ‘forever part of me’[/caption]

GettyFriends and family gathered in troves today to say goodbye to the British-Israeli family[/caption]

GettyMourners at the funeral for members of the Sharabi family, who were killed in the attack on Kibbutz Be’eri[/caption]

suppliedThe Sharabi family with dad, Eli, who is still missing[/caption]

FAMILY HANDOUT/UNPIXSFamily had been holding out hope Noiya survived but her body was formally identified on Sunday[/caption]

Doug SeeburgThe Sun saw inside the blood-stained Be’eri home of Noiya and Yahel and mother Lianne[/caption]

Doug SeeburgAll three Sharabi women were slaughtered[/caption]

Doug SeeburgThe Sun’s Nick Parker at the blood stained Kindergarten in the Be’eri kibbutz where many innocents were murdered[/caption]


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