In a car accident earlier on Wednesday, near Tlalim junction south of Be’er Sheva, two people were killed and one was moderately injured.
Timna Schwika, 22, from Kibbutz Barkai was “a moral, happy and active girl, and Kibbutz Barkai mourns her loss," said the Kibbutz spokesperson. Her funeral will take place on Friday at 1:00pm at the kibbutz.
Schwika was travelling with her friend, who was moderately injured in the accident, and taken by helicopter to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. The driver of the second vehicle, Husam Hoshala, 24, from the Bedouin community in the Dimona area, whose condition was initially defined as serious, died of his wounds in the hospital.
Timna was an only child to her parents, Itamar and Julia. She attended the Re'ut Regional School and the Mevo'ot Iron Institute. Afterward, she spent a year of volunteer service in Hashomer Hatzair and was a counselor in the Upper Galilee kibbutzim. She completed her military service in the Karakal unit, as a soldier and commander, and after completing her military service began working as a youth counselor at the Mevo'ot Iron educational institution.
The head of the Menashe Regional Council, Ilan Sade, said: "Profound grief has befallen our community when we learned about the death of Timna Schwika, one of our own, in a car accident. I am sending my deepest condolences and a comforting embrace to her parents—my friends, Julia and Itamar Schiwka—and to all our households. The community’s welfare services are accompanying the family. We will provide them with all the necessary assistance, even though there is no consolation."
In light of the events and the grief that had befallen on the Menashe Regional Council, it was decided to postpone the annual March that was scheduled for the 13th of April.
(Translated and edited by N. Elias)