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IDF lookout Noa Marciano killed by doctor at Shifa Hospital

Noa Marciano, 19, was abducted from the Nahal Oz Base on Oct. 7.

Hostage Cpl. Noa Marciano, 19, of the Israel Defense Forces. Credit: Courtesy.
Hostage Cpl. Noa Marciano, 19, of the Israel Defense Forces. Credit: Courtesy.

IDF Cpl. Noa Marciano’s parents revealed on Wednesday that a doctor at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City murdered their daughter.

“They chose to murder her instead of taking care of her. It was a doctor who did it, in a hospital. She was injured by air force bombings and was taken to Shifa,” her parents.

Marciano, 19, was abducted on Oct. 7, the day of the Hamas attack, from the Nahal Oz Base, where she served as a lookout. Dozens of IDF soldiers were killed in the attack, most of them lookouts.

The IDF announced it had recovered Marciano’s body in November. Troops found the corpse in a building adjacent to Shifa and returned it to Israel for identification.

The military said Marciano was injured and had been transferred by her captors to Shifa Hospital for treatment.

On Nov. 20, Hamas released a video of Marciano, blaming her death on an Israeli Air Force bombing raid. However, the IDF said at the time, “After analyzing the footage, experts suggest that her injuries do not align with those typically sustained in airstrikes.

“The observed wounds appear more consistent with bullet injuries, and there is also an indication that she may have suffered from injuries related to a fall from a height.”

IDF Spokesman Rear-Ad. Daniel Hagari said at the time, “According to the medical findings, Noa was kidnapped to a hiding place near Shifa, and during IDF attacks on the area, the Hamas terrorist who was holding her was killed. Noa was injured, but not a life-threatening injury.

“Our hearts are with Noa’s family, we send our condolences, we did not reach Noa in time. This only makes the IDF more determined to do our best to return the hostages home.”

One hundred thirty-two hostages remain in Gaza, of whom 128 were kidnapped on Oct. 7. Four Israelis—two soldiers and two civilians—have been held by Hamas since 2014.

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