Noa Marciano, a 19-year-old Israeli soldier who was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 and whose body was discovered this week close to the Al-Shifa medical facility in Gaza, had a burial on Friday, November 17, in Israel, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
The body retrieval occurs one day after the IDF said that the 65-year-old Yehudit Weiss’s body was discovered close to Al-Shifa as another hostage.
“The national task before our eyes is to locate the missing and return the abducted persons home,” the IDF said in a statement Friday.
. “We will not cease from the mission until it is completed.”
The IDF said targeted intelligence allowed it to locate the exact location of Marciano’s body.
The IDF has claimed that Al-Shifa, Gaza’s largest hospital, sits above a main Hamas command centre. The U.S. has said it also has intelligence to support Israel’s claims.
Israel released photos and video clips Thursday showing what it described as Hamas “terror infrastructure” inside the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, including an “operational tunnel shaft,” weapons and ammunition.