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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Mourns

The entire BGU community is stricken by grief and mourning at the loss of our students, staff and faculty who were murdered and killed in the line of duty during the Iron Swords war.

The BGU community shares in the grief of the bereaved families and prays for the speedy recovery of the injured and the safe return of the kidnapped and missing.

The BGU community shares in the grief of the bereaved families and prays for the speedy recovery of the injured and the safe return of the kidnapped and missing.
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In Memoriam

Major Oriel Bibi, z”l

Student in the Department of Emergency Medicine Killed in battle in the line of duty Saturday, October 7, 2023

Ori Tchernichovsky, z”l

Student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Itay Bewjo, z”l

Student and teaching assistant in the Department of Materials Engineering Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Major Dr. Eitan Neeman, z”l

Member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Killed in battle in the line of duty Saturday, October 7, 2023

Dr. Sergei Gredskull, z”l

Emeritus member of the Department of Physics Killed in the terrorist attack together with his wife Dr. Victoria Geredskul, z”l Emeritus member of the Department of Mathematics Saturday, October 7, 2023

Chief Sergeant Deborah Abraham, z”l

Student in the Conflict Management and Resolution Program Killed in battle in the line of duty Saturday, October 7, 2023

Dina Kapshetar, z”l

Staff member in the Human Resources Division Killed in the terrorist attack together with her husband Evgeny (Genia) Kapshetar, z”l and children, Eitan and Aline, z”l Saturday, October 7, 2023

Dr. Victoria Geredskul, z”l

Emeritus member of the Department of Mathematics Killed in the terrorist attack together with her husband, Dr. Sergei Gredskull, z”l Emeritus member of the Department of Physics Saturday, October 7, 2023

Evgeni Postel, z”l

Student in the Department of Computer Science Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Yasmin Zohar (Livne), z”l

Graduate student and member of the Department of Education Killed in the terrorist attack together with her husband Yaniv Zohar, z”l her father Haim Livne, z”l and her daughters Keshet and Techelet Zohar, z”l Saturday, October 7, 2023

Lior Tkach, z”l

Student in the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Ronit Tal Sultan, z”l

Graduate student and member of the Department of the Arts Killed in the terrorist attack together with her husband, Roland Sultan, z”l Saturday, October 7, 2023

Shahak Yosef Madar, z”l

Student in the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Shani Kupervaser, z”l

MA student and teaching assistant in the Department of Economics Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Dr. Lilia Gurevich, z”l

BGU alumnus, PhD in chemistry Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Superintendent Amin Akhundov, z”l

BGU alumnus and husband of Luba Akhundov Member of the Department of General History Killed in battle Saturday, October 7, 2023

Mark Shindel, z”l

Student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering And brother of Guy Shindel, a student in the Department of Computer Science Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Dr. Hayim Katsman, z”l

A graduate of the Department of Political Science and former member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Son of Hannah Katsman, a graduate student in the Department of Hebrew Literature; brother to Noy Katsman, a student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology; brother to Tova Katsman Gamoran, a graduate of the Department of Hebrew Language; and brother-in-law of Avram Gamoran, a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology Killed in the terrorist attack on Kibbutz Holit Saturday, October 7, 2023

Ronen Daichman, z”l

Member of the Center for Pre-Academic Studies Son of Michael Daichman, retired member of the university staff Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Liav Asayag, z”l

Student in the Department of Computer Science Killed in the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Rinat Segev Even, z”l

Student in the School for Continuing Medical Education Killed in the terrorist attack together with her husband Chen Even, z”l and two sons, Alon and Ido Even, z”l Saturday, October 7, 2023

Tom Godo, z”l

Graduate of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Killed in battle defending his kibbutz, Kissufim Sunday, October 8, 2023

Noam Slotki, z”l

Graduate of the University Killed together with his brother, Yishay Slotki, z”l while trying to save others during the terrorist attack Saturday, October 7, 2023

Adi Vital-Kaploun

Graduate of the Master’s program in desert studies, solar energy and environmental physics track Killed in the terrorist attack on Kibbutz Holit Saturday, October 7, 2023

Captain (res.) Roey Biber, z''l

Student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Killed in battle during the Iron Swords war November 18, 2023