The murder of 23-year-old Shlomit Krigman, stabbed by two Arab terrorists during yesterday’s terror attack in Beit Horon, and died of her wounds Tuesday morning, left the young woman’s friends and relatives shaken, as they grieved and recalled her warm heart, artistic nature, and social conscience.
“She was a caring person, close and caring toward her friends,” Einat Dermer told the NRG news site. “She was just a person who wanted everything to be good, and she did that in her own way.”
Krigman, who had previously served as a group leader for the Bnai Akiva Youth Group in Beit Horon, was spending time with her grandparents in the Jewish community when she was attacked by two Arab terrorists, according to a message from the community sent out Tuesday morning.
Though originally from Shadmot Mehola, located in the Beit She’an Valley, Krigman spent much time in Beit Horon, outside Jerusalem, and was seen as a resident by many residents of the small town.
“Shlomit, your address may have been in Shadmot Mehola, but you were without a doubt a resident of Beit Horon,” one resident wrote on Facebook in tribute to her. “Shlomit, part of the landscape of Beit Horon, a smiling, quiet flower who brightened up her surroundings.”
Krigman’s cousin Danny Hirschberg, who heads the national-religious Bnei Akiva group in Israel, said his family was in “great pain.”
“We had a hard night of turmoil and hopes that ended with a great sadness,” he told Ynet. “Shlomit was a beloved, sweet girl, always smiling, energetic and full of light. We are in great pain. Let us hope for better days.”
Krigman had recently completed her Bachelor’s degree in industrial design at the University of Ariel, and was trying to decide on a path to pursue in the field.
“Shlomit, a daughter of Shadmot Mehola, was a sweet and gentle girl,” Matti Carmi, a close personal friend, told Ynet. She studied industrial design at Ariel and displayed an amazing final project, she built a mobile library. She was a talented girl, sociable and loved by everyone.”
Krigman’s funeral was scheduled for 1 p.m. at Jerusalem’s Har Hamenuchot Cemetery. She is survived by her two parents, and her six siblings.