Shortly before she was abducted by Hamas militants, Eden said to her mother over the phone, “They’re shooting us, they’re really close!” The IDF has announced that the body of a Hamas hostage who died while in their hands has been found in Gaza.
The terror organization abducted 27-year-old Eden Zacharia from the Supernova music festival on October 7, which resulted in a horrific slaughter.
Terrorists started shooting at her car as she and her friends were leaving the desert rave; they later kidnapped her, according to The Times of Israel. They were going home, her mother stated.
In the middle of that heated conversation, Eden’s father called. They’re really close, and they’re shooting at us! As she and her mother re-entered the queue, she yelled. It was revealed today that the 27-year-old had died after IDF forces removed her body from Gaza.
Additionally, the 36-year-old IDF Warrant Officer Ziv Dado’s body was found by Israeli forces. Dado was a logistics supervisor of the 51st Battalion of the Golani Brigade. He was slain in the October 7 carnage. According to The Times of Israel, he was up until recently described as a “fallen soldier held by a terror group.”
After being returned to Israel, the bodies of Eden and Dado were recognised by rabbinic and medical authorities, and their relatives were subsequently informed.
The IDF released a statement saying: “Our Special Forces have retrieved the bodies of Eden Zakaria and CSM Ziv Dado, who were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on October 7. Eden, 27, was kidnapped at the Re’im music event.
36-year-old CSM Ziv oversaw logistics for the 51st Battalion of the Golani Brigade. Recovering the captives and finding the missing is a national mission. We are working with the operational tools, intelligence services, and security services to do that.
Battle losses occurred for MSG (Res.) Gal Meir Eisenkot and MSG (Res.) Eyal Meir Berkowitz during the operations that made it possible to find Eden and Ziv’s bodies. There were more soldiers hurt. We will be there for the families of Eisenkot and Berkowitz, sending our deepest sympathies and support.
The 551st Brigade in Gaza and Unit 504 of the Military Intelligence Directorate handled the recovery effort.