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13-year-old British girl, abducted by Hamas is confirmed dead


Yahel, 13, was pictured alongside her mum Lianne and older sister Noiya yesterday (Picture: BBC)


A British teenager abducted by Hamas militants in Gaza has been confirmed dead by her family, it was reported.


Yahel, 13, was taken from Kibbutz Be’eri, in southern Israel, and across the border into the besieged territory on October 7 when her home turned into the scene of a massacre.


She is the seventh confirmed casualty from the UK to have died in the conflict, the BBC reported.


Her mum Lianne, who is British and was born in Bristol, was also murdered, while her sister Noiya, 16, and her dad Eli are still missing.


Prime minister Rishi Sunak said six British citizens were killed in Hamas’ incursion on Israel yesterday, with a further 10 still missing.


Speaking in Parliament, he added there are fears some of those unaccounted for were also killed in the attack.


On Monday, Lianne’s family said she was ‘a beloved daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend who enriched the lives of all those lucky enough to have known and loved her’.


‘She lived a beautiful life and will be sorely missed by the heartbroken family and friends she leaves behind,’ they said.

Speaking to the BBC while Yahel was still thought to be missing, the family described her as ‘funny, all the time’ and said she loved to sing and dance.


The family is yet to release their surname or details about how they learnt about Yahel’s death.

Credit: metro

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