The body of a deceased hostage was found this Thursday near Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza.
The Israeli army claims that she was “assassinated by terrorists” from the Palestinian Islamist movement.
The lifeless body of a hostage found in Gaza. The Israeli army announced Thursday that it had discovered, near Al-Shifa hospital, the body of Yehudit Weiss, a 65-year-old Israeli citizen kidnapped in Kibbutz Beeri on October 7 during Hamas attacks against the state. Hebrew. According to the IDF, this woman was “murdered by terrorists” in the Palestinian enclave.
His body “was extracted by Israeli army troops from a structure adjacent to Al-Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip and transferred to Israeli territory“, specifies an army press release. “In the structure where Yehudit was located, military equipment, including Kalashnikov rifles and rocket launchers, was also found.“
Al-Shifa hospital, epicenter of the fighting
This is the first time since the military offensive launched by the Israeli army against Hamas that one of the hostages has been found in the Gaza Strip. According to Tel Aviv, around 240 people were kidnapped on the day of the attacks, which left 1,200 dead according to the authorities’ latest report.
On Wednesday, the Israeli army launched a major raid against the Al-Shifa hospital, the largest health establishment in Gaza, which Hamas uses as a command center.
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Since the start of Israel’s armed response, Hamas claims that dozens of hostages have been killed by the Israeli army during its intense bombardments on the territory. In just over a month, only five people, two Americans and three Israelis, have been released by the Islamist group.
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