Gadi Hajji, 73, who held dual Israeli and American citizenship, died in Hamas captivity in Gaza, the online newspaper reported. i24 newswhich quotes a press release from the Hostage Relatives Support Organization.
The 73-year-old was kidnapped by Hamas from Kibbutz Nir Oz during the terrorist operation against Israel on October 7, along with his wife Judith (70), who is still detained in Gaza. She must be hurt.
Gadi and Judith were out on their daily morning walk when Hamas fighters attacked the kibbutz. 25 residents of Nir Oz were killed, while 80 were missing.
The circumstances surrounding the death have not been determined. The body is still in Gaza.
Hajji was the father of four children and seven grandchildren. In his professional life, he worked as a cook and musician, while Judith’s job was to help children on the kibbutz deal with stress. The couple has distinguished themselves as pacifists.
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