the physique of hostage Elad Katzir recovered in Gaza by the IDF, the Israeli military | EUROtoday

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IHe was 47 years previous on the time of his kidnapping. This Saturday, April 6, the Israeli military introduced that it had recovered the physique of hostage Elad Katzir in Khan Younes, within the south of the Gaza Strip. According to the IDF, he was killed in captivity “by the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad,” in response to a joint assertion from the military and the Shin Bet (home intelligence). The sufferer was kidnapped on October 7 from Kibbutz Nir Oz.

His mom, Hanna, had additionally been taken hostage. She was launched on November 24, throughout the one truce in six months of warfare between Israel and Hamas. His father Avraham was killed the day of the assault by the Palestinian Islamist motion within the kibbutz.

READ ALSO Humanitarians killed in Gaza: Biden blames Israel, which acknowledges a “serious error” Elad Katzir's physique was repatriated to Israel. The military, which expressed its “deepest condolences to the family”, formally recognized his physique. “Our mission is to locate and bring the hostages home,” she added.

” Your arms […] lined on this blood

But for Elad Katzir's sister, releasing him alive “could have been possible if an agreement on the hostages had been reached in time. Our leaders are cowardly and driven by political considerations, which is why an agreement has not yet been reached,” she accused. “Elad was taken from his home in Nir Oz alive and in one piece, and was filmed twice during his captivity” by his captors, Carmit Palty Katzir identified on his Facebook account.

“Prime minister, war cabinet, coalition members [gouvernementale]. Look in the mirror and say your hands are not covered in this blood,” she added.