On February 18, 2002, Ahuva Emergi was driving back to her home in Gush Katif, when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on her car.

Ahuva was killed immediately. Soldiers who heard the shooting rushed to help, and two senior officers, Major Mor Elraz and Staff Sergeant Amir Mansuri, were killed during the exchange of fire with the terrorist. ​Ahuva’s family is suing for damages.