Israeli army says recovers another hostage’s body from Gaza

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Israeli army says recovers another hostage's body from Gaza

The Israeli army announced on Saturday the recovery of another Israeli hostage's body from the Gaza Strip, the fourth within 24 hours, reported Xinhua.

Army spokesman Avichay Adraee said via his account on social media platform X that "the body of Israeli abductee Ron Benjamin was retrieved in a joint special operation by the army and the Shin Bet security agency."

In a statement, Adraee said the army information indicated that Ron Benjamin was killed during the Hamas attack on Oct. 7 last year and his body was taken to Gaza by Hamas militants.

He added that Benjamin's body was retrieved along with the bodies of three others, who were identified as Shani Louk, Amit Buskila, and Itzik Gelenter on Friday.

According to the statement, the body was then transported to a medical institute for diagnostic procedures, after which, the army informed the abductee's family of the matter.

Adraee stressed that "the army and the Shin Bet are continuing their work professionally with determination, using every operational and intelligence means to return all the kidnapped."

Israel estimated that there were at least 129 Israeli hostages still held in Gaza, some of whom, according to Hamas, were dead.

Israel has launched a large-scale offensive against Hamas in Gaza to retaliate against a Hamas rampage through the southern Israeli border on Oct. 7, 2023, during which about 1,200 people were killed and more than 200 were taken hostage.


  1. Rachel_Writes says

    As a mother myself, my heart aches for the families of those who have lost their loved ones in this tragic situation. It’s devastating to hear about the recovery of yet another body. My prayers go out to all those affected by this senseless violence.

  2. AnnaSmith says

    Was there any indication of how long the recovery operation had been planned?

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