JERUSALEM (VINnews) — BDE: The IDF announced Thursday that the body of Yehudit Weiss, who was abducted by the Hamas terrorist organization on Oct. 7th, was found by IDF troops in a structure adjacent to the Shifa Hospital in the Gaza Strip and was transferred to Israeli territory.Join our WhatsApp group
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Yehudit, 65, had been about to undergo radiation treatment for breast cancer prior to her abduction. She was recovering from an operation and was supposed to begin her radiation treatments prior to Oct. 7th.
Weiss, a mother of five, worked with the young children at the Kibbutz and had completed her studies as a nurse. Her husband, Shmulik was shot and murdered by Hamas terrorists in the couple’s safe room on the morning of October 7.
In the structure in which Yehudit’s body was located in Gaza, military equipment, including Kalashnikov rifles and RPGs, were also found.
Following an identification process that was conducted by military medical and rabbinate personnel, together with the Institute of Forensic Medicine and the Israel Police, IDF and Israel Police representatives informed the family of Yehudit Weiss, who was abducted from her home in Be’eri on October 7th by the Hamas terrorist organization, that she has been declared dead.
“The IDF sends its heartfelt condolences to the family,” the IDF stated.
“The national task before our eyes is to locate the missing and return the abducted persons home. The IDF is operating alongside and in full coordination with the relevant national and security institutions in order to pursue these tasks. We will not cease from the mission until it will be completed,” it added.