Capt. Yael Kfir Israel Foreign Ministry

Capt. Yael Kfir, 21, of Ashkelon was one of eight IDF soldiers killed in a suicide bombing at a hitchhiking post for soldiers outside a main entrance to the Tzrifin army base and Assaf Harofeh Hospital. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack. Yael had aspirations to be an astronaut and to reach Mars, and two weeks ago had sent an e-mail to NASA, asking them to advise her if she should study astronomy or astrophysics. “She had enough dreams for dozens of people, said her father.”