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Matti Caspi and the Jews eulogized Guy Illouz who was murdered in captivity: "The heart is shaken" - voila! culture

2023-12-02T09:48:26.668Z

Highlights: Matti Caspi and the Jews eulogized Guy Illouz who was murdered in captivity. "The heart is shaken" - voila! culture. IllouZ, a 26-year-old sound man and musician who worked with senior artists, was kidnapped from the nature party in Re'im. According to a statement from the headquarters of the families of the abductees, he was filmed fleeing the party area and managed to inform his family that he was being shot.


Illouz, a 26-year-old sound man and musician who worked with senior artists, was kidnapped from the nature party in Re'im and yesterday his family received word that he had died in captivity


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 Israeli music community mourns today (Saturday) Guy Illouz, a sound man who worked with senior artists and a musician himself, who was murdered in Hamas captivity after being kidnapped from a nature party in Re'im on October 7. According to a statement from the headquarters of the families of the abductees, he was filmed fleeing the party area and managed to inform his family that he was being shot. After weeks of being deemed kidnapped, yesterday his family was notified that he had died in captivity.

Illouz was particularly attached to the Jewish band, with which he worked closely and knew its members intimately. The band, which has performed since the tragedy for the families of the abductees and survivors of the party, posted a picture of Illouz on its Facebook page, writing: "Saying goodbye with endless love, friends and family to Guy Yitzhak Illouz," with details of the swearing-in.

"We've known Guy since he was about five or six years old," band member Tom Petrover once said of him. "Shmulik, who has been our mason since we existed, married Guy's mother. We married them - Orit and me. And we with Guy are like our family, they are our best friends and we travel and travel together, and we also work together. And he grew and grew, and at about the age of 22, something like that – he's a musician playing guitar, he built him a studio in Ra'anana – and we said come work with us in the meantime, and he's been with us ever since. He's not with us right now, but Guy is with us. He works as his clientele."

Guy Illouz/Courtesy of the family

"This is our child. He's one of the sweetest, most charming, cutest, smartest, most talented people we've ever known. Guy was at a party and was kidnapped. I know what it means for Shmulik, for Doris and for us," he added through tears.

Matti Caspi, with whom Iluz also worked, also eulogized him on his Facebook page.

"Dear and beloved Guy," Caspi wrote, "while I was worried that everything would work behind the scenes and on stage, our gazes crossed. Looks without subtitles and without translation. A modest look, a shy smile, and body language that testifies to dedication and love for what you did, all calmed my heart. I never missed the person who worked with me. I always spoke and treated everyone who was with me at eye level, without caprice or posturing and without condescension. All my life I've clung to the teams that worked with me and my musicians. They were the shield you needed mentally because they recharged my batteries. Yesterday morning when I woke up, I received congratulations marking 74 years. I sat down to build the puzzle, but then I was informed that one piece was gone. I burst into tears. A cry of frustration but mostly of why...?"

"My heart, which is usually excited, reclusive and empowered by just seeing a dog on the street, was shaken. Few times have I felt this way in my life. I'm afraid Guy, that soon I won't be able to help the broken and weak either, because my soul is also starting to crack... Everything has an answer, only injustice does not. Your look and smile will be sealed in my memory every time I go on stage," Caspi said.

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The family of Guy Illouz, who was kidnapped from the party in Re'im, was informed that he had been murdered in captivity

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Iluz, who was 26 years old, grew up in Ra'anana and lived in Tel Aviv, traveled 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.'"

Iluz started playing guitar at the age of 7, and since then he has not been able to leave the guitar. "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.

  • More on the subject:
  • Abductees
  • Gaza War
  • Iron Sword War
  • The massacre at the nature party
  • Matti Caspi
  • Jews

Source: walla

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