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Israeli band commemorates voice of Oct. 7 terror attack victim

The story of the heroism of Amit Mann, the paramedic who was brutally murdered by terrorists on October 7 in Kibbutz Be’eri, breaks the heart of anyone listening.

  • On that black Sabbath, as soon as Amit heard gunshots and realized that there were terrorists in the kibbutz, she immediately grabbed her paramedic bag and ran to the clinic to help. She refused to escape from the kibbutz or stay in the safe room in her home in order to save herself. For 8 hours she survived and together with a doctor and a nurse, treated all the wounded who came to the clinic, until the terrorists got there.
  • In several recordings, you hear her pleading with the Magen David Adom [MDA] hotline to send help, but with no response. In her last call to her family, she told them how much she loved them, asked for forgiveness, and told them in tears that they had shot her in the legs and murdered everyone else. With incredible resourcefulness, she tied herself a tourniquet in the hope of surviving, but the terrorists returned and executed her. Two wounded people managed to survive the massacre at the clinic and said that Amit saved their lives. Even when all the medical supplies had run out, she hugged and encouraged them.

After her death, a video of her singing “Nothing Will Hurt Me” was found on her cell phone. The family sent the video clip to the Knesiyat Hasekhel band and told them how much Amit had loved music all her life.

As soon as they received the video, the band members contacted the family and went to their recording studio on that same night to re-record the song using Amit’s voice. For a moment it seems that this is a duet recorded while she was still alive.

In the meeting with the family that was filmed for News 13, the band played the song they made together with Amit. The family was very moved by the gesture and the chilling performance, and at their request the band decided to release the song as a single, to make Amit’s voice heard and for all to remember her.

“Nothing will hurt me” was written by Erez Stark, a soldier who was killed in the 1997 helicopter disaster and was found in his notebook after his death. The Knesiyat Hasekhel band composed the melody to the song and published it on Galgalatz radio in 2008. Over the years it has become one of the most meaningful memorial songs.

Source: Arutz Sheva