Filipina caregiver Angelyn Aguirre was at the home of the elderly Israeli woman, Nira, she was caring for in Kfar Aza, when hundreds of Hamas terrorists descended on the kibbutz, unleashing a horrific rampage.
The 32-year-old caregiver has been working in Israel for seven years and was due to return to the Philippines for good in December to be with her husband.
At least three Filipino nationals were confirmed to have been killed in the terror attack on southern Israel on October 7, in which more than 1,300 people were brutally murdered.
On the morning of the attack, Angelyn and Nira rushed to the bomb shelter in the house after hearing rocket alert sirens. But, it quickly became apparent that terrorists were invading the kibbutz.
The victim’s sister, Wilma, told the Philippine Star that the last message she received from Angelyn read: “I’m scared. They are already here.”
Wilma said the lock on the door of the bomb shelter was broken, and that’s likely how the terrorists found the two women, ultimately murdering them.
The sister said that Angelyn could have run or tried to find a way to escape, but she stayed by the side of the woman she had pledged to care for.
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum praised the dedication of Angelyn in an emotional post on X.
Angeline was a nurse from the Philippines who was caring for her elderly patient, Nira on Kibbutz Kfar Gaza. Despite having a chance to flee the Hamas terror attacks, Angeline showed unbelievable humanity and loyalty by remaining Nira’s side during the violence, resulting in both… pic.twitter.com/IDWcqntwWn— פלר חסן נחום Fleur Hassan-Nahoum (@FleurHassanN) October 11, 2023
“Despite having a chance to flee the Hamas terror attacks, Angeline showed unbelievable humanity and loyalty by remaining by Nira’s side during the violence, resulting in both of them being brutally murdered by Hamas,” she wrote.
“Unimaginable honor in the face of evil.”