Increased Number of British Nationals
The number of British nationals reportedly deceased or missing in Israel has risen to seventeen, as confirmed by an official source, according to the BBC.
This update comes in contrast to earlier reports that estimated the number at around ten individuals.
Among the tragic incidents, the deaths of two British nationals have been confirmed. Nathanel Young, a 20-year-old British man serving in the Israeli army, lost his life on the Gaza border.
Similarly, Scot Bernard Cowan, aged 57, was also a victim of these unfortunate events, with the confirmation that he was murdered during a surprise terrorist attack by Hamas.
Nathanel Young and His Background
Nathanel Young, a former pupil of the JFS Jewish school in north London, had been residing at the Bayit Shel Benji lone-soldier house in Raanana, as reported by the Jewish News.
His brother, Eliot Young, expressed his grief, describing Nathanel as a lively and beloved individual known for his passion for music and talent as a DJ.
Jack Marlowe: Missing in Action
Jack Marlowe, 26, who attended the same London school as Nathanel Young, is currently missing.
He was providing security at a music festival near the Gaza border where a Hamas gunman attack resulted in numerous casualties. His mother, Lisa, shared her last communication with him, expressing her concern about the situation.
Dan Darlington and Carolin Bohl: A Fearful Situation
British photographer Dan Darlington and his German girlfriend, Carolin Bohl, are feared to be among the victims.
While it has been reported on social media that Dan Darlington was “murdered” at Nir Oz, a kibbutz in southern Israel, official confirmation of his death has not been received.
These developments reveal the devastating impact of the recent events in Israel on British nationals, as their families and loved ones mourn their losses and await further information on the missing individuals.