August 2, 2014

Poignant Last Photo: "We just stood and hugged and we didn’t want to do anything else.”

 Last Photo Israeli Soldier

The last time she would ever see him. Sad photo making way across Israeli media this morning. Killed soon thereafter
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— Daniel Gordis (@DanielGordis) July 30, 2014

Before the briefing began, photographer Erez caught sight of the hugging couple and captured the moment.  Briga was killed in a Hamas cross-border mortar attack Monday, just three days after the photo was taken, before he entered Gaza.

Sokolov told Ynet that she hadn’t seen her boyfriend in two weeks before visiting to bring him and his friends food. “I reached him at the exact place he was killed, and we didn’t do anything except stand and hug for a half hour,” Sokolov said. “I saw photographers taking pictures of us, and I whispered to Adi, ‘Look, we’re like celebrities, we have paparazzi,’ and we both laughed. We just stood and hugged and we didn’t want to do anything else.”
Posted by Jill Fallon at August 2, 2014 11:09 AM | Permalink