A student from Tanzania who was thought to be captive by Hamas in Israel has been confirmed dead by the Tanzanian government.
Joshua Mollel was interning on a farm when it was attacked by gunmen from Hamas on October 7th.
Tanzania’s Foreign Minister January Makamba says Mr. Mollel was killed right after he was taken as a hostage.
Another student, Clemence Felix Mtenga, was also murdered in the attack.
Joshua’s dad, Loitu Mollel, has been told about his son’s death, the minister said.
Mr Makamba wrote on X, that he is planning to bring Mr. Mollel, another family member, and a government official to Israel to learn more about the situation.
The Mollel family hasn’t said anything yet.
In a post on Facebook, officials in Kibbutz Nahal Oz said that Hamas is holding Mr.
The two students from Tanzania had gone to Israel only a month before the attack on 7 October. At first, it was said that they were part of the 240 people held captive by Hamas.
Tanzania officials say about 350 Tanzanians are living in Israel, mostly as students studying agriculture.
Many people from Kibbutz Nahal Oz were killed by Hamas fighters on October 7th.
Since then, about 18,600 people have been killed in the Israeli attack in Gaza, according to Hamas.