Tanzanian agriculture student Joshua Mollel; body held in Gaza

Arrived at Kibbutz Nahal Oz a few weeks before October 7, was taken hostage and killed in captivity

Joshua Mollel (Courtesy)
Joshua Mollel (Courtesy)

The death of Joshua Mollel, 21, was confirmed on December 13, 2023. According to an announcement from Kibbutz Nahal Oz, he was taken hostage to Gaza and killed there. This is the story of his capture and its aftermath: 

Joshua Mollel, an agricultural intern from Tanzania, has been missing since October 7, in the violent rampage by Hamas terrorists.

Mollel, 21, was living at Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

A fellow agricultural intern at Kibbutz Nir Oz, Clemence Mtenga, was also initially considered missing and declared dead on November 18.

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

He was excited to learn more about farming, according to AP, and wanted to open his own agricultural business.

Thirty-six agriculture interns from Tanzania were living near Gaza at the time of the attack, according to the human rights organization Hotline for Refugees and Migrants. The rest have been accounted for.

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