IDF reports that the body of another hostage has been recovered from Gaza

Benjamin was out cycling with others on Oct. 7 when Hamas invaded. 

Published: May 18, 2024 4:18pm

The Israeli Defense Forces reported that they have been able to recover the body of one more of the hostages taken by Hamas in Gaza. 

The IDF confirmed the hostage was Ron Benjamin, 53, and that he was found next to the dead bodies of three other hostages who were found on Friday, according to the BBC. 

Last year, Hamas attacked Israel in a surprise, terrorist attack killing about 1,200 people, and taking more than 240 hostages. 

Benjamin was out cycling with others on Oct. 7 when Hamas invaded. The IDF said he had died at the Mefalsim intersection.

His family said that he was participating in a group bicycle ride when the Hamas attack occurred.

"Ron loved traveling in Israel and around the world, and he loved music," the Hostages and Missing Families Forum said in a statement. 

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