ISRAEL has confirmed the death of a female soldier held hostage by Hamas after the terrorists released a video purporting to show her lifeless body.
Cpl. Noa Marciano, 19, of the IDF’s 414th Combat Intelligence Collection Corps was captured by the Hamas brothers on October 7.
The teenager was serving at the Nahal Oz base when it was overrun by terrorists.
Yesterday, Hamas released footage showing the soldier speaking to the camera four days after she was taken hostage.
She identified herself and confirmed that she was being held captive in Gaza.
The horror video included images of Marciano’s body, which the terrorists claimed was dead.
Still images of a young woman with facial features similar to Marciano’s lay on a bloodstained bedsheet with her eyes closed.
Another picture showed a bloody head wound.
A caption said Marciano was killed last Thursday “in an airstrike by the Zionist enemy.”
The Israeli military has now confirmed Marciano’s death and recognized her as a “fallen soldier held captive by a terrorist group.”
They did not comment on the circumstances of her death other than to describe her as a “kidnapped victim in the hands of a terrorist organization.”
The military statement said Marciano served as an enlisted soldier in the Border Defense Corps.
It appears to be the first time that Israel has confirmed such a claim by Hamas.
The terror group has claimed in the past that dozens of its hostages died or went missing due to the ensuing Gaza war.
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