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Israelis wait outside Yoseftal hospital in Eilat, following a series of terror attacks in southern Israel that left seven dead, August 18, 2011. Photo by Reuters
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The names of five people killed in the terror attacks in Israel's south on Thursday were released Friday. The victims are Yosef Levi, aged 52, from Holon; Sisters Flora Gez and Shula Karlitzky, aged 52 and 54 respectively, and their husbands, Moshe, aged 53 and Dov, aged 58. The two couples lived in Kfar Saba and were on their way to a vacation in Eilat when their car was attacked.

Yosef Levi's wife Etie, who was injured by a bullet in her shoulder, told relatives she played dead for an hour and a half, bleeding by her husband's body.

Earlier on Friday, a funeral was held for Staff Sgt. Moshe Naftali of Ofra, aged 22, who was killed in a gun battle with the terrorists. His commander called him "salt of the earth," and said Moshe "had a sense of humor and was moral and professional. The enemy will not defeat us. We will do anything we can to follow in Moshe's footsteps."

Counter-terrorism commander Paskal Avrahami, aged 49, was also laid to rest in Jerusalem. "We lost a fighter who fought bravely," Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino said at his funeral.