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IDF find the body of Israeli hostage Shani Louk - seven months after she was paraded semi-naked...


The IDF has found the bodies of three hostages, including Nova Festival partygoer Shani Louk, from the Gaza Strip. 

The Israeli military, who also found the bodies of Itzhak Gelerenter, 57 and Amit Buskila, 28, said they were recovered during an overnight operation carried with Shin Bet, an Israeli intelligence agency.

While the IDF did not share details on where their bodies were found, local media reported that they were found in a tunnel in Jabalia, in the north of the Gaza Strip. 

All three attended the Nova Festival near kibbutz Re'im on October 7, one of the first sites to be attacked by Hamas on its deadly incursion into Israel

Daniel Hagari, and IDF spokesperson said that their families have all been notified of their deaths, confirmed after formal identification. 

This evening, the Hostages Families Forum Headquarters, which represents relatives of the kidnapped citizens, paid tribute to the deceased and said they 'bow their heads in deep sorrow and with broken hearts' following the news.

A statement to MailOnline said: 'The families of the 129 hostages and the Hostages Families Forum Headquarters bow their heads in deep sorrow and with broken hearts following the announcement of the murder of Shani Louk, Itzik Gelernter, and Amit Buskila, may their memories be a blessing, by Hamas terrorists.'

Th statement continued: ' The return of their bodies is a painful and stark reminder that we must swiftly bring back all our brothers and sisters from their cruel captivity - the living to rehabilitation, and the murdered to a proper burial.'