And Israel’s military today confirmed the death of a female soldier held captive in the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian movement Hamas released a video of her alive, followed by photos of what the Palestinian faction said was her body after she was killed. in an Israeli strike, Reuters reported.
It appears to be the first time Israel has confirmed such a claim by Hamas, which has said in the past that dozens of hostages taken on Oct. 7 in attacks on border villages and military bases had died or disappeared in the ensuing war. in Gaza.
In a Hamas video released on social media yesterday, Noa Marciano identifies herself to the camera and says she has been held in Gaza for four days, indicating the video was recorded on October 11.
The video then shows footage of a young woman with a similar appearance lying with her eyes closed on a bloody sheet. A close-up shows a bloody wound on her head.
Captions on the recording say Marciano, 19, was killed in an “airstrike by the Zionist enemy” last Thursday.
The Israeli military’s statement did not comment on the circumstances surrounding Marciano’s death, saying only that she was “kidnapped and met her death at the hands of a terrorist organization”. The video said she served as a private in the Border Defense Corps, Reuters noted.
Source: Simeon Tonev/BTA