Paul L. Caron

Saturday, November 25, 2023

25 Year Old Law Student, Presumed To Be A Hostage Since October 7, Found Dead Under Ambulance

The Messenger, Body of Shani Gabay, 25, Missing Since Oct. 7, Found Under Ambulance Set on Fire by Hamas:

Shani GabayIsraeli authorities said they had identified the body of Shani Gabay, a 25-year-old law student who was thought to have been abducted by Hamas terrorists during their October 7 attack on villages and a music festival in southern Israel.

Her remains were reportedly discovered beneath an ambulance that had been set on fire by Hamas at some point during the initial assault.

Gabay had been working at the Supernova music festival at Kibbutz Re'im, where some 300 people were killed by Hamas, but reportedly left before the attack began.

A last picture of Gabay being treated at a police command post, with blood flowing down her left leg, was posted to social media [right].

The Times of Israel:

Nearly seven weeks after the massacre at the Supernova rave near Gaza on October 7, authorities say they have identified the body of Shani Gabay, a 25-year-old who had been missing since Hamas’s attack on Israel, and who had thus far been presumed a hostage. ...

She called her mother at 6:40 a.m., telling her about the stream of rockets and asking what she should do, according to her older brother, Aviel Gabay, in a lengthy video posted on social media. She was in her car at the time, and her mother told her to pull over and find a secure place. She found a field shelter near Kibbutz Alumim and went there, not yet knowing at the time there were terrorists gunning down partygoers in addition to the rockets.

Terrorists threw grenades into the shelter, according to Gabay’s two friends who stayed in the shelter and survived, each one losing a leg. Gabay was pulled out of the shelter and appeared to have returned to her car, where she was shot. She made her way to a paramedic who took her to the police command post. ...

Gabay was laid to rest in Yokne’am on November 23, a week before she would have turned 26.

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