the physique of a fourth hostage has been repatriated, declares the Israeli military | EUROtoday

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LThe physique of a fourth Israeli hostage was repatriated to his nation this Saturday, May 18, in keeping with the announcement made by the IDF. Ron Benjamin, 53, was captured on October 7 by Hamas members. His physique was found with these of three different hostages, who had been repatriated the day earlier than, in keeping with Daniel Hagari, military spokesperson. The our bodies of Itzhak Gelerenter, Amit Buskila and Shani Louk have been returned to Israel on Friday.

According to journalist E. David Benaym, Ron Benjamin was out biking on the morning of Saturday, October 7 close to Kibbutz Be'eri when he was captured by Hamas. The circumstances of his dying aren’t identified, as indicated BFMTV.

“Ron Benjamin, married to Ayelet and father of Shay and Gil, was a family man who loved cycling. He used to go out for a walk every Saturday, as he did that fateful Saturday when he was taken hostage in the area of ​​Kibbutz Be'eri,” the primary relations affiliation mentioned on X. Bring them dwelling now.”

128 hostages nonetheless held

Like each Saturday, 1000’s of demonstrators gathered in Tel Aviv to demand the discharge of the hostages. More than seven months after Hamas assaults in southern Israel, 128 individuals are nonetheless held prisoner. Among them, 38 are presumed lifeless. A complete of 252 folks have been captured on October 7 and in keeping with Israeli military figures, 125 individuals are nonetheless being held in Gaza.

The offensive launched by Hamas commandos from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel brought about the deaths of greater than 1,170 Israelis, principally civilians, in keeping with figures compiled by AFP from official Israeli information. Among these victims, greater than 360 folks died throughout a music competition, Nova, situated within the south of Israel, near the border with the Gaza Strip.

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