Israel Stories:
The Fallen Canadians
of October 7th

Adi Vital-Kaploun

33, Kibbutz Holit

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Adi was a humble, quiet, and intelligent young woman who grew up in Jerusalem and raised a family with her beloved Anani on Kibbutz Holit, along the Gaza border.

Adi was both Israeli and Canadian with a strong connection and fondness for her Canadian roots. Her and Anani were also proud Israelis, passionate about the land of Israel.

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On the morning of October 7th, Adi was home alone with her two children as terrorists broke into her kibbutz. When she realized that her family was in grave danger, she called her partner Anani and asked him for instructions on how to use the weapon that was in their home, while warning him not to return home. Adi guarded her children in the safe room, and reminded them how much she loved them. At the same time, she sent warning messages to her father, who had been visiting the kibbutz and was staying in a guest house nearby. In doing so, she saved his life.

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Adi was a quiet and wise leader, who lived her whole life with humility. She died as a heroic fighter protecting her family.

May her memory be blessed.

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The couple named their children Negev and Eshel - Negev, named after the tranquil desert location of their kibbutz, and Eshel, named after a common desert tree. Adi expressed her love for the desert in pursuing her master's degree in solar energy and environmental physics, which she received with honors.

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When the terrorists broken into the safe room in her home, Adi managed to kill one of them. Unfortunately, she was outnumbered and shot on the spot in front of her two small children , who were then kidnapped by the terrorists and then taken towards Gaza along with another member of the kibbutz. The three were unexpectedly released on their way to Gaza and made their way back to the kibbutz, wounded and alone in the fields.