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Eliyahu Margalit

Gender: Male

Age when taken: 75 

Citizenship: Israel

Occupation: Cattle Farmer

Hostage status: Still Captive, Confirmed Deceased

More about Eliyahu: 

  • Most commonly known by the nickname ‘Churchill’ 

  • Daughter Nili Margalit, a nurse, was taken hostage and released.

  • Has a wife, Daphna, 3 children, Noa, Danny and Nili and 3 grandchildren

  • Has lived on Kibbutz Nir Oz since 1969

  • Churchill always wore work clothes and boots, milked cows, and tended to a sick calf seven days a week

  • Has a deep love for horses, dogs, cattle, and sheep 

  • Had 4 mares (female horses): Ginger, Haika, Diana, and Havitush 

Related hostage: Nili Margalit, daughter (Redeemed/Alive)

Date Last Updated: April 1st, 2024

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