‘Shocking news’ says brother of Israeli hostage confirmed dead in Gaza

(AFP) – The body of an Israeli man who was murdered during the attack by Hamas militants on southern Israel on October 7 was held in Gaza, the government and the kibbutz where he had lived, said on Friday. Dror Or, 49, is the latest hostage to have been confirmed dead by Israel after being captured during the Hamas attack. The attack that triggered the Gaza war, left around 1,170 people dead, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally of Israeli official figures. The militants also took about 250 hostages. Israel’s retaliatory offensive has killed more than 34,500 people in Gaza, mostly women and children, according to the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry. SOUNDBITE


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