Another hostage found dead in Gaza…

Another hostage has been found dead in Gaza, presumably near the al-Shifa hospital where two other slain hostages were found.

Tanzanian student Clemence Felix Mtenga was in Israel on an internship program learning about agriculture. He’d been staying at Kibbutz Nir Oz and working a dairy farm.

The report below suggests it’s unclear how Mtenga died, but I’m pretty sure we all know he was murdered by Hamas.

Below is the report from Yahoo News:

The Tanzanian government has confirmed the death of a student taken hostage in the Hamas attack on Israel.

Clemence Felix Mtenga, 22, was one of two Tanzanians taken by the group on 7 October. It is unclear how he died.

The country’s foreign ministry said it was in touch with Israel over the other Tanzanian hostage, Joshua Mollel.

More than 230 hostages were taken in the assault by Hamas, and at least 1,200 people killed.

Israel says the hostages – which were taken from Israel to the Gaza Strip – come from 25 countries, including one South African who is yet to be identified.

Approximately 260 Tanzanians study agriculture in Israel, and both Mr Mtenga and Mr Mollel had been in the country as part of an agricultural internship programme, Israel’s foreign ministry said on X.

The pair had only landed in Israel in September, and were due to study there for 11 months.

Mr Mtenga had been living on Kibbutz Nir Oz and working at a dairy farm in the afternoons, a friend and fellow student told the BBC.

When news of his kidnapping broke last month, his sister said his whole family were worried about him, but remained hopeful he would be rescued.

Tanzania’s foreign ministry said Mr Mtenga’s family had been informed, and that officials were liaising with the Israeli government to send his body home.

Mr Mollel’s situation is currently unclear.

I saw a report yesterday on Twitter that around 200 bodies had been found in the basement of al-Shifa hospital. But I could never confirm that report, or even the source, and chose not to run with it. It’s probably false but now I’m starting to wonder…

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