Naama Henkin grew up in the Samaria settlement of Peduel, the daughter of Hila and Chanan Armoni (a veteran of the elite IDF Sayeret Matkal). A graduate of the Emunah College of Art and Design, she also earned a B.A. from the Open University. She was a successful graphic designer with her own studio and wrote poetry as well.
In January 2014, on a Facebook mothers’ forum, Naama raised the question of whether young families should acquire life insurance and write a will in light of the current security situation.
On the evening of October 1, 2015, Chol Hamoed Sukkot, the family was returning from a yeshiva reunion to their home in Neria when they were fired on by terrorists and both Eitam and Naama were killed. The four children sitting in the back of the car were miraculously unharmed.
Eitam and Naama were described by a neighbor as “special, good people, very modest…a dream couple, in life and death inseparable…”. They were laid to rest in the Har Hamenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem; survived they their parents, siblings and their four children: Matah Hillel, Nitzan Yitzchak, Neta Eliezer, and Itamar, who were 9, 7, 4 and 8 months at the time. The couple was buried at Har Hamenuot in Jerusalem.