Israeli-American Judih Weinstein was murdered on Oct. 7, her body being held in Gaza — kibbutz

This undated photo shows Judith Weinstein and Gad Haggai. They were killed by Hamas terrorists at Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7, 2023. (Iris Weinstein Haggai via AP)
This undated photo shows Judith Weinstein and Gad Haggai. They were killed by Hamas terrorists at Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7, 2023. (Iris Weinstein Haggai via AP)

Judih Weinstein was murdered during Hamas’s October 7 terror onslaught and her body is being held in Gaza, her hometown of Kibbutz Nir Oz announces.

The development comes less than a week after the kibbutz announced that Judih’s husband Gadi Haggai died in captivity after being taken hostage by Hamas terrorists on October 7. His body is also being held by Hamas, a Nir Oz statement said.

Haggai and Weinstein, both dual Israeli-American citizens, were on their morning walk when gunfire erupted and missiles streaked across the sky on October 7.

Taking cover in a field, they could hear a recorded voice from an alert system for their kibbutz in southern Israel.

“What did she say?” Weinstein asked in Hebrew as she captured the scene on video.

“Red alert,” her 72-year-old husband said, referring to the warning for incoming rocket fire.

Weinstein shared the 40-second video clip in a group chat that morning, when Hamas invaded Nir Oz during its terror onslaught, in the couple’s last contact with their family.

Weinstein was a longtime member of Nir Oz along with her husband. She was a mother of four and grandmother to seven. She was an English teacher who worked with children with special needs. She also used meditation and mindfulness techniques to treat children suffering from anxiety caused by years of rocket fire that have plagued residents of the Gaza border area.

“She was a poet and an entrepreneur who loved to create and was dedicated to working for peace and friendship,” Kibbutz Nir Oz says in a statement.

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