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The death of a hostage, whose body has been in Gaza since October 7, is announced in Israel

An Israeli kidnapped by Hamas On October 7th, he was killed the same day and his body is still in the Gaza stripThe kibbutz where he lived and an association of family members of the hostages indicated this Thursday.

The kibbutz (collective farm) Nir Oz stated in a statement the death of Yair Yaakov59 years old, who had been kidnapped along with his partner and two of his three children.

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Yair was a simple man who loved his family, worked on the land and in music. He was murdered in October 7th and your body is still Link”, declared a kibbutz spokeswoman.

He Family Forummain organization of family members of the October 7th hostages, confirmed the information.

For Yair YaakovI liked listening to music and sitting in the sun drinking a beer.“, said that organization in a statement.

More than 70 of Nir Oz’s 400 inhabitants were kidnapped on October 7.

Yair Yaakov’s partner and two children were released at the end of November, during a week-long truce that allowed the exchange of 105 hostages for 240 Palestinians imprisoned in Israel.

The Israeli army freed this week in a commando operation in Rafain the south of Gaza stripto two Israeli-Argentine hostages who were kidnapped from another kibbutz near the border with Palestinian territory.

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Islamic commandos captured around 250 hostages. Israel estimates that after the exchange 130 remained in Gaza and that 30 have since died.

Islamic militants killed 1,160 people, most of them civilians, in the October 7 attack, according to an AFP report based on official Israeli data.

In retaliation, Israel launched an air and ground offensive that has so far left 28,663 dead, the vast majority of them civilians, according to the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian territory, governed since 2007 by Hamas.

Source: Elcomercio

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