IDF says soldier held captive in Gaza was killed on October 7, body held by Hamas

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Shay Levinson was taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023. (Courtesy)
Shay Levinson was taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023. (Courtesy)

The IDF announces the death of soldier Staff Sgt. Shay Levinson, 19, who was killed and abducted by Hamas on October 7.

Levinson served in the 7th Armored Brigade’s 77th Battalion, and his body was taken hostage from the Nahal Oz area, following a battle with terrorists during the Hamas onslaught.

His death was recently declared by the Military Rabbinate based on findings and new intelligence information.

While Levinson’s body remains in Gaza, his family can sit shiva, according to Jewish law.

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