Family of Tanzanian Joshua Mollel, missing since Oct. 7, told he’s dead, body held in Gaza

Joshua Mollel (Courtesy)
Joshua Mollel (Courtesy)

Joshua Mollel, an agricultural intern from Tanzania who has been missing since Hamas’s October 7 onslaught, has been killed in captivity, the Israeli kibbutz where he had been working announces.

In a Facebook post, Kibbutz Nahal Oz says its officials have been notified that Mollel was kidnapped to Gaza and murdered, with his body currently held by the Hamas terror group.

“We send condolences to Joshua’s family. May his memory be a blessing,” the statement says.

Mollel, 21, had arrived in Israel in mid-September, his first time traveling out of Tanzania.

The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants rights group says his father, Loitu Mollel, is refusing to believe the news since his questions to authorities about the source of the information haven’t been answered.

“We hope state authorities provide an explanation to Loitu about the source of the information,” it says.

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