Kibbutz Nir Oz announces Aryeh Zalmanovich, 85, has died in Hamas captivity

Aryeh Zalmanovich. (Courtesy)
Aryeh Zalmanovich. (Courtesy)

Kibbutz Nir Oz announces that resident Aryeh Zalmanovich, 85, has died in Hamas captivity.

Zalmanovich, one of the founders of the kibbutz, was taken hostage on October 7.

“A father of two and a grandfather to five, Aryeh was a man of the earth his whole life, who worked in agriculture and crops; a man of reading with vast knowledge in history and the land. May his memory be a blessing.”

The terror group had published a video in mid-November in which it appeared to show Zalmanovich looking ill. It claimed he had later died, but this had not been confirmed until today.

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