Abducted Israeli the Israeli military announced the recovery of Yehudit Weiss’s body, one of the 240 people kidnapped during the Oct. 7 Hamas rampage. Found near Gaza City’s Al Shifa Hospital, Weiss, 65, was abducted from the Be’eri kibbutz. The confirmation of her death follows the Oct. 7 attack, resulting in about 1,200 casualties and triggering Israel’s reprisal against Hamas.
Ongoing Mission and Discovery of Military Equipment
Weiss’s body was identified by forensic experts, with her family notified. The same building yielded military equipment, including rocket-propelled grenades. The Israel Defense Forces stressed the continued mission to locate missing individuals and return the abducted.
Hamas Releases and Seizure of Gaza Harbor: Abducted Israeli
Hamas has released four hostages, and one was rescued. Simultaneously, Israel seized control of the Gaza harbor from Hamas, destroying tunnels and structures. The operation resulted in the death of 10 militants.
Diplomatic Efforts and Screening Footage at the U.N.
Israel plans to screen footage from the Hamas rampage for U.N. envoys in New York. Ambassador Gilad Erdan hopes this will lead to condemnation of Hamas and global awareness.
Protests and Political Developments: Abducted Israeli
San Francisco witnessed at least 50 arrests as protesters demanded a cease-fire. Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid called for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s resignation. Meanwhile, communications in Gaza faced disruption due to a lack of fuel.
Additional Developments and Global Diplomacy: Abducted Israeli
A suspect’s arrest in the death of a Jewish counter-protester in Los Angeles, Israeli airstrikes on the home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, and the United Arab Emirates’ announcement to build desalination plants in Gaza are notable. Additionally, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona engaged with national Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations to address hate-fueled threats in educational institutions.