In Memorium: St-sgt. Noam Apter
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An obituary for St-Sgt Noam Apter
We always have to remember even when we are enjoying ourselves that there has been a lot of suffering in “A nation that forgets its past has no future.” Elie Wiesel
We always have to remember even when we are enjoying ourselves that there has been a lot of suffering in
“A nation that forgets its past has no future.” Elie Wiesel
St.-Sgt. Noam Apter
Dec 27, 2002 - St.-Sgt. Noam Apter, 23, of Shilo was one of four yeshiva students killed in Otniel while working in the yeshiva kitchen, serving the Shabbat meal to some 100 students in the adjacent dining room.
Around Friday, two terrorists from the nearby
St.-Sgt. Noam Apter, who was on kitchen duty, managed to lock the door to the adjoining dining room before he was shot dead, saving the lives of the students seated at the tables, who opened fire from the dining room. The two terrorists from the Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for the attack, were later killed by IDF forces.
Noam attended the Kfar Haroeh yeshiva and then began his IDF service at the Otniel hesder yeshiva, combining Torah study with army service as a paratrooper. He considered going on to an officers training course, but decided first to take leave from the army to devote himself to study. He settled in Otniel, dividing his time between the yeshiva and voluntary work in the community.
St.-Sgt. Noam Apter was buried in Shilo. He is survived by his parents, Yossi and Pirhiya, both educators, and seven siblings. Noam's twin sister died in infancy.