Dec 01 – Joint IDF and ISA announcement:

The body of the hostage Ofir Tzarfati z”l was recently located by combined IDF and ISA forces in the Gaza Strip, and was brought to Israel.

Following the identification of Ofir Tzarfati z”l on Wednesday (November 29th) by medical officials, military rabbis, the Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Israel Police, IDF and police representatives informed the family of Ofir Tzarfati z”l of his death. Ofir was kidnapped on October 7th, from the area of the party in Re’im.

We express our deep condolences.

Our mission is to locate and return the hostages home. The IDF and the ISA are working in full coordination with the relevant national and security bodies and will continue until the task is complete.

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