Body found of Israeli earlier suspected as Hamas hostage

The Hamas attack on Oct 7 resulted in the deaths of 1,190 people in Israel. (AP pic)

JERUSALEM: The Israeli military said today it had found the body of an Israeli paramedic who until now was believed to have been held hostage in Gaza but was killed in the Oct 7 attack.

The body of Dolev Yehud, 35, was located in Nir Oz kibbutz, which came under attack during the bloody raid on southern Israeli communities by Hamas rebels on Oct 7.

“During the brutal Oct 7 terror attacks, Dolev left his house in an attempt to save lives,” the military said in a statement.

“Dolev was murdered by the Hamas terror organisation on Oct 7, and his body was located in Kibbutz Nir Oz,” the military said, without specifying when exactly his remains were found.

Until now Yehud was believed to be held hostage by Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip.

His sister Arbel Yehud is held captive.

The Hamas attack resulted in the deaths of 1,190 people in Israel, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official Israeli figures.

Gunmen also abducted some 250 people, Israelis and foreigners, 120 of whom are still held captive in Gaza, including 37 who the military says are dead.

Israel’s retaliatory bombardment and ground offensive in the Gaza Strip has killed 36,439 people, also mostly civilians, according to the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry.


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