Norelle Manzuri, 25, and Roya Manzuri, 22, dual US-Israeli citizens from Hod Hasharon, were murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova music festival on October 7.
Roya’s body was found first, and she was buried on October 12, while the family held out hope that Norelle would be found alive, and thought she may have been kidnapped. But a few days later her body was also located, and she was laid to rest on October 15.
They are survived by their parents, Menashe and Sigal, and younger brother Shai. Norelle’s boyfriend, Amit Cohen, was also with them at the rave and murdered alongside them.
Norelle and Roya were both born in Los Angeles, according to family, and attended the Temple Israel of Hollywood Jewish day school before they moved to Israel.
“They’re just the most lovable people, they come in a room and they just make everybody happy,” their friend, Noa, who was with them at the party, told NBC News.
While sitting shiva for Roya, and waiting to hear about Norelle, their parents took part in a Zoom meeting with US President Joe Biden. During the video call, they received a knock on the door informing them that Norelle had also been killed.