Body of Israeli hostage found near Al-Shifa Hospital, IDF says


The Israeli army says soldiers near Al-Shifa Hospital have found the body of Yehudit Weiss, who was kidnapped from the kibbutz of Be’eri on October 7, Paralel.Az reports.

The body was recovered from what the army called a "structure" near the medical facility.

The statement offered no details of how she died, and it is not clear what condition the structure was in when the soldiers found the body. No details have been given about when she is believed to have died.

The Hostages and Missing Person’s Families Forum said Yehudit Weiss was a 65-year-old grandmother. Her husband, Shmuel, was killed in Hamas' attack on October 7.

The body has been brought back to Israeli territory, the army added, and the family is aware.

A spokesperson for the Israeli military said Weiss was killed by Hamas, without giving details on the cause of death.

“Unfortunately, Yehudit was murdered by the terrorists in the Gaza Strip, and we didn’t reach her on time,” Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said in a televised briefing.