GAZA: Israeli troops Friday found second body of hostage, identified as Corporal Noa Marciano, 19, Near Al-Shifa Hospital.
Noa Marciano was kidnapped by Hamas. The teenager was serving in the Nahal Oz base when it was overrun by Hamas fighters. Hamas released footage of the soldier speaking to the camera four days after she was taken hostage.
Marciano identified herself and confirmed she was being held captive in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
The Israeli forces have now confirmed Marciano body has been found and taken back to Israel, where tests confirmed her identity. The news comes after Yehudit Weiss – who the military said was taken from her home in Be’eri – was found dead in a structure next to the Al-Shifa hospital.
The 65-year-old had been identified by forensic examiners and the family has been informed accordingly.