Body found near Sha’ar Hanegev, police investigating if it’s connected to Oct. 7

View of Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine near Tel Aviv, June 13, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
View of Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine near Tel Aviv, June 13, 2022. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Police say that a body has been discovered in the Sha’ar Henegev area near the Gaza border and that it has been sent to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute for identification.

Police say the body was found in a state of extreme decomposition.

Hebrew media report that police believe the body, which was found during construction work, could be linked to the October 7 Hamas massacre in the area.

One person is listed as missing since October 7, and their fate is still unknown. In several instances remains have been discovered of people initially thought held hostage.

It is also possible that the body is that of one of the terrorists killed in fierce battles in the area.

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