Jews tell about Guy Illouz, the band's sound technician who was kidnapped to the Gaza Strip by Hamas, November 4, 2023/Headquarters of the families of the abductees
The family of Guy Illouz, who was abducted to Gaza on October 7, received notice today (Friday) that he had been murdered in captivity. After his abduction, it became known that Illouz, who was 26 years old and lived in Tel Aviv, went with a large group of friends to enjoy the nature party in Reim. When the sirens started, they got into the cars and started driving away until a burst of shots was fired in the direction of the vehicle he was in.
"There was a last call after he called the 101 hotline and they put his father and me on the line," his mother Doris, said last week. He couldn't make himself a tourniquet. When they put me on the line, I couldn't talk to Guy anymore because we heard gunshots very close, so his father said, 'Don't talk and he won't answer you because we told him to be quiet.' I told him, 'Guy, I love you, be strong. I'll call someone to pass by and pick you up, don't move.'"
Guy Illouz/Courtesy of the family
Iluz started playing guitar at the age of 7, and since then he has not been able to leave the guitar. He worked as a soundman for the Jewish Band, Matti Caspi and many other artists. "Guy is a quiet boy, very sociable," his mother shared in an interview, "My partner is a theorist of the Jewish band and a good friend of the band members. So from a young age, Guy would travel with them and join the performances - so naturally he entered the family and started working with them together.
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Doris Lieber, Guy Illouz's mother, in a delegation of the families of the abductees / courtesy of the photographed, the headquarters of the families of the abductees
In the weeks since the abduction, his mother has flown to two delegations abroad in order to raise global awareness of the release of the abductees. As part of the delegations to Geneva and the United States, she met with many politicians and diplomats, participated in demonstrations and press conferences, and was interviewed non-stop by foreign media at every opportunity. His girlfriend Bar Belostotzky posted on Facebook: "It is with great pain that we say goodbye to our Giacek. You will forever continue to play for us and sprinkle your magic."
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