With hundreds of people dead and kidnapped after Saturday’s unexpected attack in Israel, several countries are searching for their citizens among the missing. Although there is no record of Spanish victims, the embassy of Spain in Tel Aviv and the Consulate, in Jerusalemare “fully mobilized” to assist all displaced people who need assistance.
The Israeli embassy in the United Kingdom confirmed this Sunday that British citizen Jake Marlowe He is “missing” after the Hamas attack. According to British media, the 26-year-old I worked security at a musical event in the desert near Kibbutz Re’im when he was lost.
“He is missing, we do not know for sure if he was taken hostage, if he is dead or if he is in a hospital,” said a diplomatic spokesperson.
Gaby Shalev, a London resident, reported on Facebook about the death of his brother Nathanel Young, a former student of JFS Hebrew School in North London, which the late Jake Marlowe also attended. Shalev was fighting with the Israeli army and was killed during Saturday’s Hamas attack.
The UK Government is in contact with the Israeli Government to determine whether there are Britons caught up in the conflict, especially in the Gaza Strip, where Hamas has taken hostages, Transport Minister Mark Harper has said.