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They defended the rights of the Palestinians until Hamas murdered them in cold blood: the cruel end of Cindy & Igal Flash

Cindy, a 67-year-old American, and Igal, 66, were executed inside a safe room in their home in Kfar Aza, a few meters from the Gaza Strip.

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Kfar Aza, a kibbutz in southern Israel very close to Gaza, is one of the epicenters of the most chilling stories about the massacre in Israel carried out by Hamas last Saturday.

In that kibbutz lived an American, Cindy Flash, 67, and her Israeli husband, Igal Flash, 66. Both spent their lives defending the rights of Palestinians until Hamas broke into their house, murdering them in cold blood.

Their daughter, Keren Flash, confirmed the murder of her parents on Thursday after several days of speculation about a possible kidnapping by the terrorist group.

Karen was the last person to receive a message from Cindy Flash that Saturday.

“They are breaking down the safe room door,” the mother told her 34-year-old daughter. “We need someone to come by the house right now.”

Until the terrorist attack last Saturday, the Kfar Aza kibbutz had a population of about 800. The number of survivors is now uncertain.

A USA Today report on the history of the Flashes revealed that Cindy, a native of St. Paul (Minnesota), had migrated to Israel decades ago after falling in love with the country during a trip.

According to the outlet, the family lived happily in the kibbutz and, despite the proximity to Gaza, had never felt unsafe until the Hamas terrorist attack. In fact, on that same day, they had a family picnic and several activities to relax from a hard work week.

Keren was the one who revealed that her parents had been faithful defenders of Palestinian rights.

“Whenever there was a military operation, [she] would always protest,” Keren said of her mother, “…because you don’t treat human beings like that no matter what their religious belief is and what their ethnicity is.”

“They were some of the best people that I have ever known,” continued the daughter of the Flash couple, who survived the assault on Kfar Aza along with her husband and daughter.

According to Keren, she was with her family in a safe room in her house, quite close to her parents, but the terrorists did not break into their hiding place, and they managed to be rescued by the Israeli security forces.