Second American Hostage Confirmed Dead One Week After Her Husband Died In Hamas Captivity

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Judi Weinstein Haggai, a 70-year-old Israeli American woman, became the second confirmed American taken hostage by Hamas to die during the October 7 terrorist attack on Israel. Haggai’s husband Gadi, 73, was the first American to be reported dead in Hamas captivity last week.

Judi and Gadi were on a walk the morning Hamas launched its attack against Israel on October 7, and the couple was taken hostage from Kibbutz Nir Oz after they were shot by the terrorists. On Thursday, the couple’s community announced that Judi was murdered during Hamas’ attack and her body is being held in Gaza by the terrorists, the Times of Israel reported. The announcement from Kibbutz Nir Oz on Thursday was the first report of Judi’s death, which came just days after the community announced that her husband died in Hamas captivity.

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