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Letter of 15 year old Israeli girl written hours before she was murdered by Lebanese terrorists is a chilling reminder of the 1974 Ma’alot Massacre


On May 15, 1974, three Lebanese terrorists entered Israel were they held hundreds of Israeli school children hostage in the city of Ma’alot. After 2 days of holding them hostage the terrorists eventually murdered 27 people including 22 children.

42 years later, we remember these people whose life was cut so tragically short. Only now shared is a letter of one courageous girl, Elana Naaman, who wrote a letter to her family, just hours before she was killed. Elana was only 15.5 when she was killed in the Ma’a lot Massacre.

Below is the emotional letter of a girl’s last words:

Dear Mom and Dad, hello!

The time is now 11:00 am. I do not know how many hours I have left to live, so I’m writing to you.

I’m sorry, Mom, that I didn’t listen to you and I went on the trip. Yeah, I know you didn’t force me to stay, but you were concerned, and preferred that I not go. But I went. Because I knew my job.

I wanted to say thank you for the education you gave me and the amazing years I had- all thanks to you!

Now I’m 15 and a half and if I have to die, I will die quietly with dignity and faith, yes faith, that you gave to me. You told me that life without faith is always trivial and much more painful, and now in these difficult


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