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Israeli hostage, 27, confirmed murdered in Hamas captivity

Inbar Haiman was captured by Hamas from the Nova music festival at Kibbutz Re'im on Oct. 7.

Inbal Haiman (left) with her partner Noam Alon at a Maccabi Haifa soccer game. Photo: Courtesy.
Inbal Haiman (left) with her partner Noam Alon at a Maccabi Haifa soccer game. Photo: Courtesy.

The family of Inbar Haiman has received confirmation from the Israel Defense Forces that the 27-year-old was murdered in captivity by Hamas, the Hostage and Missing Families Forum said on Saturday.

Haiman was captured by the terror group from the Nova music festival at Kibbutz Re’im on Oct. 7. Palestinian terrorists massacred more than 360 people and took 40 hostages from the rave.

The statement did not indicate how or when Haiman died. Her body remains in Gaza.

A resident of Haifa, Haiman is survived by her parents and a brother.

Meanwhile, the IDF has published the details of a preliminary review of the accidental shooting by Israeli soldiers of three hostages in Gaza.

The hostages, Yotam Haim, Samar Talalka and Alon Lulu Shamriz, had escaped their Hamas captors. Israeli forces spotted the three leaving a building in the Shejaiyah area in northern Gaza. Other soldiers located the three, who were shirtless and one of whom was waving a white flag.

One soldier, acting against protocol, opened fire, hitting two of the hostages. The third fled into a building. When he emerged shortly afterwards, he to was shot and killed. Upon realizing the three may have been hostages, their bodies were sent back to Israel for identification.

On Friday morning, the IDF announced that soldiers had recovered the body of 28-year-old hostage Elia Toledano.

Hours later, the military said that forces operating in Gaza had retrieved the bodies of two more Israeli captives: Cpl. Nik Beizer, 19, and Sgt. Ron Sherman, 19.

On Wednesday, authorities confirmed that Israeli Tal Chaimi, 41, and Tanzanian Joshua Mollel, 21, had died in captivity in the Strip.

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