Bristol-born Lianne Sharabi buried in Israel with teenage daughters

The Sharabi family were sheltering in their safe room when Hamas gunmen stormed their home on October 7


KFAR HARIF, ISRAEL - OCTOBER 25: Mourners attend the funeral for members of the Sharabi family, who were killed in the attack on Kibbutz Be'eri on October 25, 2023 in Kfar HaRif, Israel. British citizens Lianne Sharabi and her two daughters, Yahel and Noiya, were were initially reported missing after Hamas fighters raided their home in Kibbutz Be'eri in southern Israel on October 7. The three were later confirmed dead. Lianne's husband and the girls' father, Eli Sharabi, is still missing, as is Eli's brother Yosi. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Hundreds of mourners have turned out to bury a British mother and her two teenage daughters killed in the October 7 terror attacks on Israel.

Bristol-born Lianne Sharabi, 48, and her daughters Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13, were murdered by Hamas terrorists who stormed their home in Kibbutz Be’eri in southern Israel, close to the Gaza border.

Lianne was killed in the October 7 attack while Noiya and Yael were confirmed dead in the weeks after the invasion. Their father Eli remains missing.

The girls and their mother could not be laid to rest at home, the site of a massacre, so were buried in Kfar HaRif, 25km away, on Wednesday.

Speaking at their graveside, Lianne’s brother-in-law, Raz Matalon, told Sky News: “What you saw now is what happens when we fail, when Israel fails just for a minute to protect their citizens.”

In a recorded message sent from the UK, Lianne’s mother, Gill Brisley, said: "We will miss our girl to the end of our days, and keep her in our hearts forever, tucked away with the fondest memory of her 48 years. Goodnight, sleep tight sweetheart."

Lianne moved to Israel aged 19 and frequently visited the UK with her family.

Relatives described Noiya as “clever, sensitive, fun and full of life” in a statement they released earlier this week.

They added: "She was an amazing granddaughter, cousin and niece. We are heartbroken she has gone, but forever grateful she was here."

Of Yahel, who was “funny all the time” and loved to sing and dance, they said: "She lived a beautiful life and will be sorely missed by the heartbroken family and friends she leaves behind.”

According to relatives, the Sharabis were all sheltering in a safe room in their home when Hamas terrorists stormed in on October 7 and shot the family dog.

Lianne called her sister-in-law, Nira Sharabi, who recalled her last contact with the family: “[Lianne] sent me a message saying; ‘Nira, I can hear them. They are here at our house. They are shooting and shouting ‘Die Israel’. Please call for help’''. 

Nira lost contact with the family ten minutes later, she said.

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