An Israeli model who was forced to hide in a skip and play dead during the Hamas massacre breaks down in tears as she describes the terrifying moment terrorists screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ before murdering her partner at the music festival.
Israeli model Noam Mazal Ben-David, 27, was forced to play dead for two hours surrounded by a pile of corpses after her partner David Neman and dozens of others were gunned down by Hamas terrorists in front of her eyes.
Noam and her boyfriend were among the terrified revellers who fled for their lives as they were chased by Hamas gunmen on foot at the festival while missiles rained down from the sky.
Describing the ordeal, she broke down in tears while sitting on a hospital bed as she said ‘they were shooting everywhere, we tried to not make any noise’.
She sobbed as she said she could only hear Arabic around her, and voices saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ before her boyfriend got shot and she heard his ‘last breath’.
The model added she could hear one girl say ‘please don’t take me, please leave me alone’.
The weekend-long outdoor rave which was billed as a celebration of ‘friends, love and infinite freedom’ became an unimaginable bloodbath when Hamas terrorists descended on the Supernova Festival in southern Israel and killed 260 people.
Israeli model Noam Mazal Ben-David, 27, was forced to play dead for two hours surrounded by a pile of corpses after her partner David Neman and dozens of others were gunned down by Hamas terrorists in front of her eyes. She describes the ordeal from hospital
The model cried as she spoke from Laniado Hospital about the ordeal: ‘After that bomb, I heard his last breath. After a few moments, they shot me at the hip’
She said in the video from hospital: ‘A barrage of gunfire started and everyone ran away, but I also saw people falling and unable to run with us’
She said she could only hear Arabic around her, and voices saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ before her boyfriend got shot and she heard his ‘last breath’ in the container where they hid
The model cried as she spoke from Laniado Hospital about the ordeal: ‘After that bomb, I heard his last breath. After a few moments, they shot me at the hip.
‘I could not scream, I could not make any noise, even though my boyfriend was dead.
‘I should be playing dead, even though it hurts so much. It was like a game, they were shooting nonstop.
‘After a few minutes, a little bit too late, we heard a little bit of Hebrew outside. They came and they took us out.
‘And on the way out I saw my boyfriend dead on the floor, even then he is the most beautiful thing, he is like an angel.
‘I was surrounded by people who only wanted to help me and any time I needed them, they were there to help me and to listen to me.’
Speaking about the lead up to the attack, she said: ‘We arrived at the party, and as the morning approached I joined my boyfriend to dance with him.
‘We looked at the sky and said “how beautiful, they lit fireworks”. While I filmed it, we realised it was rockets.
‘We started screaming that there were rockets and a siren. We ran to the car area where we stood, sure it would pass.
‘But it wasn’t over. A security guy ran towards us, warning us that if we didn’t run, we’d die.’
Noam Mazal Ben-David (with boyfriend), 27, was forced to play dead for two hours surrounded by a pile of corpses after her partner David Neman and dozens of others were gunned down by Hamas terrorists
Disturbing footage shows the moment that Noam was hiding in a skip while a massacre unfolded at the Supernova festival
Noam was losing blood rapidly after being shot in the foot and hip but knew she had to remain silent to avoid being murdered. Here, she is pictured recovering in a wheelchair
She said in the video from hospital: ‘A barrage of gunfire started and everyone ran away, but I also saw people falling and unable to run with us.
‘I fell to the ground and he told me, my boyfriend, “get down on the floor as low as you can and once it calms down a bit we’ll continue running” and that’s what we did.
‘After a few minutes we entered a container nearby. In the container there were 16 people. We were hiding there the entire time.
‘We heard Arabic outside, followed by gunfire and RPG and grenades. I heard a girl screaming “please don’t take me” and I realised it was a matter of whether they would kidnap me, shoot me or I would not make it out alive.
‘David was trying to text his friend to share our location. The police and IDF didn’t respond.
‘At first, they didn’t notice us and opened fire on the nearby container, leaving no survivors.
‘After some time, they saw one of the girls in our container. At that moment, my boyfriend shouted to me “go inside as far as you can and hide”.
‘During the gunfire, I heard “Allahu Akbar” and then my boyfriend got shot. I heard his last breath.
‘I also got shot. As time passed, we heard Hebrew. Citizens came to our rescue. They got us out of the container but my boyfriend didn’t make it.
‘Only four of the 16 survived.’
The couple arrived for the festival at 6.30am on October 7 blissfully unaware that it would become a day in which Hamas would unleash terror on Israel, slaughtering 1,400 Israelis, many of whom were civilians.
Describing the moment she was told to run for her life by security as terrorists sprayed bullets across the festival, she told the Express: ‘They surrounded us and they just kept shooting, non-stop.
‘I heard one girl scream “Please don’t take me. Just leave me alone”. But they still kidnapped her. They did terrible, terrible things to her.’
Noam, who had been unable to flee in her car because terrorists blocked the exits, recalled how they were desperately calling family and friends, sharing their locations and begging for help.
She described how one of the revellers who was with them in the skip shouted that she had been seen by the gunmen.
‘As the Hamas gunmen approached, David took me and threw me to the back of the container telling me to get as deep as I could and to hide. One of them jumped inside and yelled “Allahu Akbar” and a bomb went off, and they started shooting non-stop,’ she said.
‘It was Russian roulette as to who would get a bullet.’
Noam heartbreakingly revealed how her boyfriend David was shot in the chest, while a girl lying on top of her was blasted in the shoulder.
Noam (pictured) closed her eyes and expected to die but miraculously survived as she was shot in the foot and the hip
An Israeli officer walks on the ground of the Super Nova Festival in Re’im, Israel, on Tuesday. Festivalgoers left their belongings and fled from Hamas terrorists
This graphic shows how Hamas terrorists invaded the festival in southern Israel and massacred civilians
It was at this moment that Noam closed her eyes and expected never to open them again. She miraculously survived despite being shot in the foot and the hip.
The ruthless terrorists had presumed that she was dead as she lay among the pile of bodies.
Noam called her family to tell them that David had been killed and admitted to them that she did not think she was going to make it.
The artist was eventually found by the Israel Defence Forces who gave her life-saving aid.
Noam was one of just four out of the 16 who hid in the skip that survived.
In the weeks after the festival massacre, grim footage showed how Hamas gunmen immediately opened fire on hundreds of terrified Israeli revellers who had to run for their lives.
Video taken from a terrorist’s truck shows the rampaging gunmen driving along a road, covered with the bodies of their already slain victims and their bullet-riddled cars, and unleashing more horrors that defy belief.
It was here that the gunmen, drawn to the sound of crackling gunfire up ahead, saw hundreds of screaming youngsters running across the next field from the festival where they had seen their friends shot dead by Hamas terrorists.
Within seconds of Hamas terrorists seeing hundreds of terrified Israeli festivalgoers running for their lives across a field, the gunmen ruthlessly shot them one by one without hesitation, sickening footage shows
An aerial picture shows the abandoned site of the October 7 attack on the Supernova desert music Festival
Israeli army soldiers search the remains of a torched vehicle for forensic evidence at the site of the October 7 attack on the Supernova desert music festival
Terrified partygoers were seen fleeing the festival on foot, running across the sand, trying to jump into cars as Hamas terrorists fired shots
Without hesitation, two gunmen raised their assault rifles and began firing shots one after the other at the fleeing revellers. Within seconds, dozens of other terrorists jumped out of their pickup trucks and began taking potshots too.
Some fired from a machine gun-mounted truck, while one gunman jumped onto the bonnet of a slain victim’s abandoned car to shoot over the trees at the screaming revellers, mowing them down one by one with their hail of bullets.
The sickening sound of gunshots continued for 40 seconds – the terrorists unrelenting in their savagery. Apparently deciding that there were no more victims to shoot, the gunmen are seen turning back to their trucks before the video cuts out.
The terrorists also published harrowing videos showing the gunmen dragging screaming mothers and their young children towards waiting trucks before driving them away from their neighbourhoods.
Among the videos was one that showed student Noa Argamini, 25, screaming ‘don’t kill me’ as she was dragged away from the Nova festival by laughing Hamas gunmen. Her whereabouts is unknown.
Student Noa Argamini, 25, was filmed screaming ‘don’t kill me’ as she was dragged away from the Nova festival by laughing Hamas gunmen
For over six hours, thousands of festivalgoers hid without help from the Israeli army as Hamas militants sprayed automatic gunfire and threw grenades.
Another tragic victim of the festival was Shani Louk who was abducted by Hamas terrorists at the Nova electronic festival and paraded on the back of a truck.
For more than three weeks, Ms Louk’s family prayed that the German-Israeli could be saved from the terrorists.
But Ms Louk’s mother and sister announced that she was dead last week after a bone from the base of her skull was found.
Harrowing images from the aftermath of the festival showed abandoned vehicles and tents of revellers who had travelled from far and wide to dance in the desert.
Since Hamas carried out an unprecedented attack on Israel, killing 1,400 people and taking about 240 hostages, Israel has retaliated by bombarding Gaza relentlessly.
Tel Aviv’s retaliation, which has included a ground incursion into the territory, has killed more than 9,000 people, according to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry.
The growing death toll since Hamas’s deadly raids on October 7 has sparked a host of protests in the UK, with thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters taking to the streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast on Saturday to demand a ceasefire.