Former Israeli soccer star Lior Assoulin was killed in a Hamas attack while celebrating his 43rd birthday

Former Israeli soccer star Lior Assoulin was amongst greater than 260 individuals killed by Hamas terrorists on the Supernova music competition this weekend.

Asulin was on the competition celebrating his forty third birthday.

Extensively circulated movies captured the second on Saturday morning when Hamas paragliders descended on the competition, which was held close to the border with Gaza. Partygoers, who had been dancing solely moments earlier than, abruptly discovered themselves operating for his or her lives as gunshots rang out. Dozens have been taken hostage, and amongst these killed was Assouline.

Hapoel Tel Aviv, one of many groups for which Assouline performed throughout his 20-year skilled profession, paid tribute to their slain former participant in a put up on X:

“With nice unhappiness, many hours after his disappearance was introduced, it has now turn into identified that the membership’s former participant, Lior Assouline, was killed by terrorists at a celebration in Ra’im. Hapoel Tel Aviv Soccer Membership bows its head and requests that reinforcements be despatched to Lior’s members of the family of their tough time “Strengthen safety forces. Maintain your self and your loved ones members.”

Assouline performed skilled soccer from 1997 to 2017. Along with Hapoel Tel Aviv, Assouline performed for Israeli Premier League groups akin to Beitar Jerusalem and Maccabi Herzliya and likewise performed in Cyprus with Apollon Limassol. Throughout his lengthy profession, Assouline additionally performed for an Arab crew, Bnei Sakhnin, serving to them turn into the primary Arab crew to win the Israel State Cup.

Bnei Sakhnin player, Lior Assouline, celebrates after scoring a goal during his team's historic match against Hapoel Haifa in the State Cup final in...

Bnei Sakhnin’s Lior Assouline gestures as he celebrates after scoring throughout his crew’s historic match towards Hapoel Haifa within the State Cup remaining on the Nationwide Stadium on Might 18, 2004 in Ramat Gan, Israel. No Arab crew has ever received a significant title in Israel, and Sakhnin already made historical past as soon as it reached the ultimate. (Urel Sinai/Getty Photographs)

Assoulin scored considered one of his 175 targets in his profession in that historic match.

Assouline’s former coach in Bnei Sakhnin, Eyal Lachman, described his fallen former participant as “a person with a coronary heart of gold, and this was his most distinguished attribute.”

“They all the time mentioned that his most distinguished attribute was giving. I noticed that his most distinguished attribute was that he gave his soul to his pals.”

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