Kibbutz Nir Oz says kindergarten teacher Maya Goren murdered by Hamas; body in Gaza

Maya Goren, left, was abducted by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 from Kibbutz Nir Oz. Her husband, Avner Goren, was killed. The kibbutz announced on December 1 that she was killed and her body was held by Hamas in Gaza. (Courtesy)
Maya Goren, left, was abducted by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 from Kibbutz Nir Oz. Her husband, Avner Goren, was killed. The kibbutz announced on December 1 that she was killed and her body was held by Hamas in Gaza. (Courtesy)

Kibbutz Nir Oz announces the death of resident Maya Goren, 56, a kindergarten teacher. Her body is held by Hamas.

Her husband Avner was murdered on October 7. She had been considered a hostage until now. It is not clear from the announcement whether Maya died on October 7 or was killed in captivity.

Maya was setting up the kibbutz kindergarten space early Shabbat morning, October 7, when Hamas terrorists attacked the community.

Maya and Avner had four children, ages 18, 21, 23 and 25. They survived.

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