Kibbutz Be’eri

On the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023, a devastating tragedy struck Kibbutz Be’eri when hundreds of Hamas terrorists invaded the community, unleashing a wave of unimaginable horror. Ninety-three members of the community had been brutally murdered, including women, children, toddlers, and even an infant, amounting to 10% of the farming community’s residents. Fire and gunfire destroyed thirty percent of Be’eri’s homes, leaving tales of survival marked by horror, abandonment, helplessness, and enduring pain.

Kibbutz Be’eri, was renowned for its pro-peace sympathies, had a special fund to provide financial help to Gazans who came to the kibbutz on work permits. Additionally, members of the kibbutz often volunteered to drive sick Palestinians to an oncology center in southern Israel. The terrorists entered the kibbutz on motorcycles and in vehicles, overwhelming the 10-member security team with their sheer number and firepower.

The terrorists moved from house to house, shooting or capturing residents and setting buildings on fire. They were accompanied by a camera team and a journalist who documented the attack. Many residents attempted to hide in safe rooms designed to shelter from rocket attacks and bombs, but the terrorists blew up the doors and massacred everyone inside.

Nine Kibbutz members were kidnapped into the Gaza Strip as hostages, four of them having since died in captivity. The fate of the remaining five hostages is uncertain. These documentary photos serve as a silent testament to the horrific attack.

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      Congratulations on considering an original photographic artwork by Ilan Wittenberg
      • Prices are in NZ$, include GST and shipping world wide

      • Prints are available in limited edition (+2 AP)

      • Each print is hand signed by Ilan Wittenberg, all rights reserved

      • Prints are made on Epson Ultra-Premium photo paper luster

      • The artwork’s copyright is exclusively held by © Ilan Wittenberg

      • Please avoid displaying your artwork in direct sunlight

      • Each print has 1-2 inches of white border (which contains Ilan’s handwritten signature) and ideal margin for framing

      • Framing is a personal choice and should enhance the print while fitting the environment your artwork is to be displayed in

      • Your print will be shipped to you carefully rolled inside a cardboard tube

      • Please frame your artwork as soon as possible to avoid the risk of any damage.






        Congratulations on considering an original photographic artwork by Ilan Wittenberg
        • Prices are in NZ$, include GST and shipping world wide

        • Prints are available in limited edition (+2 AP)

        • Each print is hand signed by Ilan Wittenberg, all rights reserved

        • Prints are made on Epson Ultra-Premium photo paper luster

        • The artwork’s copyright is exclusively held by © Ilan Wittenberg

        • Please avoid displaying your artwork in direct sunlight

        • Each print has 1-2 inches of white space border (which contains Ilan’s handwritten signature) and ideal margin for framing

        • Framing is a personal choice and should enhance the print while fitting the environment your artwork is to be displayed in

        • Your print will be shipped to you carefully rolled inside a cardboard tube

        • Please frame your artwork as soon as possible to avoid the risk of any damage.






          Congratulations on considering an original photographic artwork by Ilan Wittenberg
          • Prices are in NZ$, include GST and shipping world wide

          • Prints are available in limited edition (+2 AP)

          • Each print is hand signed by Ilan Wittenberg, all rights reserved

          • Prints are made on Epson Ultra-Premium photo paper luster

          • The artwork’s copyright is exclusively held by © Ilan Wittenberg

          • Please avoid displaying your artwork in direct sunlight

          • Each print has 1-2 inches of white space border (which contains Ilan’s handwritten signature) and ideal margin for framing

          • Framing is a personal choice and should enhance the print while fitting the environment your artwork is to be displayed in

          • Your print will be shipped to you carefully rolled inside a cardboard tube

          • Please frame your artwork as soon as possible to avoid the risk of any damage.






            Congratulations on considering an original photographic artwork by Ilan Wittenberg
            • Prices are in NZ$, include GST and shipping world wide

            • Prints are available in limited edition (+2 AP)

            • Each print is hand signed by Ilan Wittenberg, all rights reserved

            • Prints are made on Epson Ultra-Premium photo paper luster

            • The artwork’s copyright is exclusively held by © Ilan Wittenberg

            • Please avoid displaying your artwork in direct sunlight

            • Each print has 1-2 inches of white border (which contains Ilan’s handwritten signature) and ideal margin for framing

            • Framing is a personal choice and should enhance the print while fitting the environment your artwork is to be displayed in

            • Your print will be shipped to you carefully rolled inside a cardboard tube

            • Please frame your artwork as soon as possible to avoid the risk of any damage.