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Israeli Army Recovers 4th Hostage Body – It's Ron Benjamin

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<p> <strong>The Israeli military announced today that it has repatriated the body of an Israeli found in the Gaza Strip, where he had been taken by Hamas on October 7 after he was killed in an attack by the Palestinian Islamist movement. in southern Israel.</strong></p>
<p>The body of Ron Benjamin, 53, was found along with those of the three murdered hostages – Sunny Luke, Amit Buskila and Itzhak Gelerender. Their bodies were repatriated on Friday, Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari said.</p>
<p>On Friday, the spokesman said the bodies of those hostages were found "during a joint military and intelligence operation" based on information obtained mainly "during the interrogation of terrorists arrested in the Gaza Strip".</p>
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The body of hostage Ron Benjamin has been recovered by the IDF and brought back to Israel for burial.

Ron went out for a bike ride on the morning of Oct 7 when the attack began. The father of two was taken hostage and murdered by terrorists.

May his memory forever be a… pic.twitter.com/1W2qGh5pZr

— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) May 18, 2024

According to "verified information in our possession, Ron Benjamin was murdered on October 7 and his body was taken to Gaza" from Hamas, Haggari explained.

"After the identification process carried out at Israel's National Forensic Institute," the army "informed his family today", Saturday, he added.

On the morning of October 7, the day of Hamas's unprecedented deadly attack on southern Israel, Ron Benjamin had planned a bike ride near the border with the Gaza Strip. Having left home around 6:30 a.m. to join friends at Kibbutz Beeri, he turned back when he heard the sirens.

After calling his wife Ayalet, he left a voicemail at 7:30 a.m. on his cell phone. of one of his daughters, who was then abroad, this was his last sign of life.

His older brother, Suki, found his bullet-riddled car on the side of the road.

Of the 252 people taken hostage on October 7, 124 are still being held in Gaza, of whom 37 are believed to be that they are dead, according to the Israeli army.

"The sacred mission of body repatriation" of Ron Benjamin "will allow his family to provide for his eternal rest in the land of Israel," the Hostage Families Forum, the main organization of hostages' relatives, said in a statement.

"The Israeli government must focus on the one mission that matters, send negotiating teams tonight and fight to get (the hostages) back,'' the living and the dead, the Forum added, as talks for a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel are at an impasse.

Read also: Gantz ultimatum to Netanyahu for the "next day" in Gaza

Source: APE-MPE-AFP-Reuters

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