Kibbutz says resident Ronen Engel murdered by Hamas; family freed from Gaza this week

Ronen Engel (right) with his wife Karina and daughters Mika and Yuval. (Courtesy)
Ronen Engel (right) with his wife Karina and daughters Mika and Yuval. (Courtesy)

Kibbutz Nir Oz announces that Ronen Engel, 54, previously thought to be a hostage in Gaza following the October 7 attack, was murdered by Hamas.

Engel’s family were released from captivity on Monday: wife Karina Engel-Bart, 51, and daughters Mika, 18, and Yuval, 11.

The kibbutz does not say when he is thought to have died. His body is believed held by Hamas in Gaza.

It says Engel was a volunteer in Magen David Adom and loved motorcycles.

“May his memory be a blessing,” it says.

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