Former Israeli soccer star Lior Asulin was among those killed in attacks by Hamas terrorists, officials have reported.
Asulin was celebrating his 43rd birthday at a music festival where 260 people were killed.
Former Israeli Soccer Star Lior Asulin Killed in Hamas Attack While Celebrating 43rd Birthday https://t.co/XxgwOlBHC0
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) October 9, 2023
"Viral videos captured the moment Saturday morning when Hamas paragliders descended on the festival that was held near the border with Gaza," Breitbart News reported.
"Partygoers, who only moments before had been dancing, suddenly found themselves running for their lives as shots rang out. Dozens were taken hostage, and among those killed was Asulin," it added.
עצב גדול. לאחר שעות רבות בהן הוגדר כנעדר, כעת נודע כי שחקן העבר של המועדון, ליאור אסולין, נרצח ע״י מחבלים במסיבה ברעים.
מועדון הכדורגל הפועל תל אביב מרכין ראשו ומבקש לשלוח חיזוקים לבני משפחתו של ליאור בשעתם הקשה.
מחזקים את כוחות הביטחון.
שימרו על עצמכם ועל בני משפחותיכם 🙏🏻
— Hapoel Tel Aviv FC (@HapoelTelAvivFC) October 8, 2023
“With great sadness, after many hours in which he was declared missing, it is now known that the club’s former player, Lior Assolin, was murdered by terrorists at a party in Ra’im," his former Tel Aviv team said in a statement.
"Hapoel Tel Aviv Football Club bows its head and asks to send reinforcements to the members of Lior’s family in their difficult time. Strengthening the security forces. Take care of yourself and your family members," it continued.
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 10, 2023