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Who are the 256 hostages?

252 hostages were taken on October 7th, in addition to the 4 that were previously there. 256 friends, family members, and loved ones that we are fighting for every day to come back home.

89 Captive & Presumed Alive

39 Captive & Deceased

Aryeh Zalmanovich
85
Israeli
Man of calloused hands and work clothes
Asaf Hamami
40
Israeli
IDF Colonel, Commander in the Southern Brigade
Aviv Atzili
49
Israeli
Skilled artist who specialized in drawing and metalwork
Daniel Perez
22
South African-Israeli
Passionate about extreme sports, like wakeboarding
Dror Or
48
Israeli
Loves good food, basketball, and traveling the world
Eitan Levy
52
Israeli
Loves animals and has a heart of gold
Eliyahu Margalit
75
Israeli
Had a deep love for horses, dogs, cattle, and sheep
Gadi Haggai
73
American-Israeli
Soulful musician and flutist, known for his culinary skills
Guy Iluz
26
Israeli
Lived and breathed music from a young age
Hadar Goldin
23
Israeli
Hobbies: Painting and Graphic Art
Ilan Weiss
56
Hungarian-Israeli
Passionate about working outdoors and with nature
Inbar Haiman
27
Israeli
Visual communications student
Itay Chen
19
American-Israeli
Los Angeles Lakers and New York Mets fan
Itay Svirsky
38
German-Israeli
Studied philosophy and psychology, and was a personal and Satya coach
Joshua Mollel
21
Tanzanian
Going to Israel was his first time traveling abroad
Judith (Judy) Weinstein
70
American-Canadian -Israeli
Retired special needs teacher
Kiril Brodski
19
Israeli
IDF Soldier, Sergeant in an Infantry Brigade
Lior Rudaeff
61
Argentinian-Israeli
Member of the Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak emergency response team
Manny Goddard
73
Israeli
Former professional soccer player in the 1970s
Maya Goren
56
Israeli
Hobbies: Carpentry, Chocolate Making
Ofra Keidar
70
Israeli
Hobbies: Exercising, Gardening, Swimming, and Animals
Oren Goldin
33
Israeli
Husband, brother, and father to 2-year-old twin boys
Oron Shaul
20
Israeli
Embodied kindness, humility, and was always helping others
Oz Daniel
19
Israeli
Gifted guitarist who believe in the power of music to change the world
Ran Guili
24
Israeli
Hobbies: Motorcycles, Guitar, History
Ravid Katz
51
Israeli
Youth worker and father to 3
Ronen Engel
54
Israeli
Photographer, motorcycle enthusiast, and medical technician
Sahar Baruch
24
Israeli
Planned Engineering student who loved Anime and Chess
Shaked Dahan
19
Israeli
Hobbies: Guitar and Soccer
Shay Levinson
19
Israeli
An example of the spirit of peace and coexistence with the Arab community
Sonthaya Oakkharasr
30
Thai
Field hand worker and the father of a 7-year-old daughter
Sudthisak Rinthalak
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Tal Chaimi
41
Romanian-Israeli
Always has a Leatherman in his pocket, and has a knack for fixing things
Tamir Adar
38
Israeli
Farmer and community leader focusing on youth development
Tomer Yaakov-Achimas
20
Israeli
His Fridays were reserved for soccer matches with friends
Uriel Baruch
34
Israeli
A true optimist who believed in seizing every moment in life
Yair Yaakov
59
Israeli
A family man who was the oldest of his siblings, and is a father to 3
Yonatan Samerano
21
Israeli
Loves to create, produce, and most of all, fill the room with joy
Yossi Sharabi
53
Israeli
An avid soccer supporter of Manchester United and Real Madrid

112 Redeemed & Alive

Abigail Edan
3
American-Israeli
The youngest of 3 siblings
Ada Sagi
75
Israeli
Educator, mother of 3, and grandmother of 6
Adi Shoham
38
German-Israeli
Psychologist and a mother of 2
Adina Moshe
72
Israeli
Mother of 4 and a grandmother of 12
Adrienne (Aviva) Siegel
62
South African-Israeli
Kindergarten teacher, mother of 4, and grandmother of 5
Agam Goldstein-Almog
17
Israeli
Outstanding student who loves studying literature and philosophy
Aisha Ziadna
17
Israeli
Engaged and plans to get married
Alma Or
13
Israeli
Sociable and sportive, a volleyball player and kindergarten worker
Amit Shani
15
Israeli
Hobbies include: Guitar, film studies, surfing, skateboarding
Amit Soussana
40
Israeli
Lawyer specializing in civil and commercial law
Anucha Angakaew
28
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Aviv Asher
2
German-Israeli
Loves to draw and pretend cooking with her sister
Bancha Kongmanee
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Bilal Ziadna
18
Israeli
Loves animals, and has a pet horse and dog
Boonthom Phankhong
45
Thai
Recently got married, and is the youngest of 9 siblings
Buddee Saengboon
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Chalermchai Sangkaew
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Channa Peri
79
South African - Israeli
Enjoys tending to her garden and practicing Tai Chi
Chen Goldstein-Almog
48
Israeli
Social worker who is the definition of a wonder woman
Clara Marman
63
Argentinian-Israeli
Excellent baker, mother of 2, and grandmother of 3
Dafna Elyakim
15
Israeli
Wonderful singer who is talented in everything related to arts and crafts
Danielle Aloni
44
Israeli
Devoted single mother of her daughter, Emilia
Ditza Heiman
84
Israeli
Retired caregiver, social worker, and welfare officer
Doron Katz Asher
34
German-Israeli
The Queen of baking at home, known for her lemon cream cheesecake
Eitan Yahalomi
12
French-Israeli
Loves fantasy novels, soccer, and is a talented student
Ella Elyakim
8
Israeli
From the moment she learned to stand she hasn't stopped dancing
Elma Avraham
84
Israeli
Optimistic, warm-hearted, and open
Emilia Aloni
5
Israeli
Loves cooking, making puzzles, and dressing up
Emily Hand
8
Irish-Israeli
Hobbies: Brazilian dance, sports, piano, and soon guitar
Emma Cunio
3
Argentinian-Israeli
A "tomboy" who loves sports and physical activity
Erez Calderon
11
French-Israeli
Hobbies: Trumpet, animals, cycling, soccer, and comedy
Fernando Marman
60
Argentinian-Israeli
Has golden hands. Anything he touches, he knows how to fix
Gabriela Leimberg
59
Argentinian-Israeli
Social psychologist who gives her entire soul to her work
Gal Goldstein-Almog
11
Israeli
Soccer and basketball fan that can name any player or stat
Gali Tarshanksy
13
Israeli
Volleyball player who loves animals, Marvel movies, and baking
Gelienor Pacheco
37
Filipino
Devoted caregiver and a father of 3
Hagar Brodetz
40
Israeli
A true rock music fan and a mother of 3
Hanna Katzir
77
Israeli
Dedicated community member and mother of 3
Hila Rotem Shoshani
12
Israeli
Embodies resilience and courage
Ilana Gritzewsky
30
Mexican-Israeli
Natural baker and always the first to help loved ones
Irena Tati
73
Russian-Israeli
Lifelong pediatrician, mother, and grandmother
Itay Regev
18
Israeli
Talented soccer player who enjoys surfing and good times
Juckapan Sikena
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Judith Raanan
59
American-Israeli
Talented artist who paints in bold and vibrant colors
Karina Engel-Bart
51
Argentinian-Israeli
Embodies the essence of a lioness
Keren Munder
54
Israeli
Special Education teacher and Youth Volleyball coach
Komkrit Chombua
28
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Kong Saelao
26
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Liam Or
18
Israeli
Talented chess player and soccer enthusiast
Liat Atzili
49
American-Israeli
History teacher and tour guide
Luis Har
70
Argentinian-Israeli
Hobbies: Folk dancing, baking, and cooking
Manee Jirachart
29
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Margalit Moses
78
German-Israeli
Mother, grandmother, educator, and volunteer
Maya Regev
21
Israeli
Natural leader brimming with a zest for life
Meirav Tal
53
Israeli
Clothing boutique manager and mother of 2
Mia Leimberg
17
Argentinian-Israeli
Standout student passionate about music and singing
Mia Schem
21
French-Israeli
Artist and Tattooist who is the heart of her family
Mika Engel
18
Argentinian-Israeli
Special needs volunteer who has a special bond with animals
Mongkhol Phaujuabboon
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Moran Stella Yanai
40
Israeli
Talented jewelry designer and a free spirit
Natalie Raanan
17
American-Israeli
Pursuing interests in fashion and interior design
Nattaporn Onkaew
26
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Natthawaree Moonkan
35
Thai
Mother of 2 and an only child
Naveh Shoham
8
German-Israeli
Hobbies: extreme climbing, trampoline jumping, soccer
Nili Margalit
41
Israeli
Childrens nurse and a huge fan of live concerts
Noam Avigdori
12
Israeli
A scout with a highly developed sense of humor
Noam Or
17
Israeli
Responsible, friendly, and usually surrounded by friends
Noga Weiss
18
Israeli
Enjoys playing volleyball and mentoring children
Noralin Babadilla
60
Filipino-Israeli
Hobbies: Travel, dancing, and gardening
Nurit Cooper
79
Israeli
Founding member of Kibbutz Nir Oz, mother to 3, and grandmother to 9
Ofelia Roitman
77
Argentinian-Israeli
Educator, volunteer, mother, and grandmother
Ofir Engel
17
Dutch-Israeli
Older brother and a skilled basketball player
Ofri Brodetz
10
Israeli
Hobbies: rollerblading, guitar, and soccer
Ohad Munder
9
Israeli
Rubik's cube champion and skilled chess player
Or Yaakov
16
German-Israeli
Excellent student, gym enthusiast, and avid gamer
Ori Megidish
19
Israeli
Special needs volunteer who is always smiling
Oriya Brodetz
4
Israeli
Will always have both the first and last word
Owat Suriyasri
40
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Sisaket, Thailand
Paiboon Rattanin
42
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Pattanayut Tonsakree
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Phonsawan Pinakalo
30
Thai
Known as 'Moo' by his friends, who moved to Israel 5 years ago with big dreams
Raaya Rotem
54
Israeli
Strong and devoted mother to her daughter
Raz Asher
4
German-Israeli
Tiny ball of energy who love to draw and pretend cook
Raz Ben-Ami
57
German-Israeli
Artist who works on: painting, fimo jewelry, and beaded necklaces
Rimon Kirsht Buchstav
36
Israeli
Passionate about gardening, alternative medicine, and volunteer work
Roni Krivoi
25
Russian-Israeli
Sound engineer who is restless and adventurous
Ruti Munder
78
Israeli
Librarian, tailor, mother of 2, and grandmother of 1
Sahar Calderon
16
French-Israeli
Interests: Korean pop, bass guitar, drawing, and sculpting
Santi Boonphrom
NA
Thai
Field hand whose favorite dish is canned fish stir-fry
Sapir Cohen
29
Israeli
The second of four siblings
Shani Goren
29
Uruguayan-Israeli
The vibrant heart of her community
Sharon Avigdori
52
Israeli
Emotional therapist with a huge heart
Sharon Alony Cunio
34
Argentinian-Israeli
Mother to 2, and 1 of 3 siblings
Shiri Weiss
53
Israeli
Accountant and mother of 3 daughters
Shoshan Haran
67
Israeli
Founder of the non-profit organization "Fair Planet"
Surin Kesungnoen
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Tal Goldstein-Almog
9
Israeli
Passionate basketball player and the youngest of 4
Tamar Metzger
78
Israeli
Hobbies: books, telenovelas, and crossword puzzles
Uthai Sangnuan
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Uthai Thunsri
NA
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Wichai Kalapat
28
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Wichian Temthon
37
Thai
Husband and father of 2
Withoon Phumee
33
Thai
Field hand working to support his family back in Thailand
Yaffa Adar
85
Israeli
Mother of 3, grandmother of 8, and great-grandmother of 7
Yagil Yaakov
12
German-Israeli
The class clown, always making everyone crack up
Yahel Shoham
3
German-Israeli
Loves singing and listening to music
Yarden Roman-Gat
35
German-Israeli
Physiotherapist, mountain climber, and painter
Yelena Troufanov
50
Russian-Israeli
Mother to her only son, Sasha
Yocheved Lifshitz
85
Israeli
Former physical education teacher turned photographer
Yuli Cunio
3
Argentinian-Israeli
A true kibbutz girl who prefers trucks over dolls
Yuval Brodetz
8
Israeli
Smart and inquisitive, and always investigating
Yuval Engel
11
Argentinian-Israeli
Hobbies: horse riding, hiking, and swimming

16 Redeemed & Deceased

Alon Shamriz
26
Israeli
Was supposed to start as a student of data engineering
Amit Buskilla
27
Israeli
A fashion stylist and a talented cook
Eden Zakaria
27
Israeli
A true flower child who believed in peace
Elad Katzir
47
Israeli
A man of the soil, and an active community member
Elia Toledano
27
French-Israeli
Has a smile that never leaves his face
Hanan Yablonka
42
Israeli
Father of 2, aged 12 and 9
Itzik Gelerenter
56
Israeli
Specializes in house construction, and is known as "the concrete man"
Michel Nisenbaum
59
Brazilian-Israeli
Recently started a new career as a tour guide
Nick Beiser
19
Israeli
Talented handyman who loved to cook
Noa Marciano
19
Israeli
Loved the saying "Smile as if every day is your last"
Ofir Tzarfati
27
French-Israeli
Funny, outgoing, warm-hearted, and kind
Orion Hernandez Radoux
30
Mexican-French
Music producer known for his global festival work
Ron Benjamin
53
Israeli
Husband and father to 2 children
Ron Sherman
19
Argentinian-Israeli
Aspired to pursue a profession in law or engineering
Samar Talalka
24
Israeli
Planned to get married this summer
Shani Louk
22
German-Israeli
A free-spirited artist and pacifist
Yehudit Weiss
65
Israeli
A loving mother to 5 children
Yotam Haim
28
Israeli
Gifted drummer dedicated to heavy metal
Ziv Dado
36
Israeli
Logistics supervisor in the Golani Brigade's 51st Battalion

U.S. Citizen Hostages

All the details about the US Citizen Hostages — 12 US Citizens were taken hostage on Oct. 7th. Eight are still captive. Learn about their lives, family stories and captivity.

Fallen Hostages 

New details about the Fallen Hostages — Profiles of Fallen Hostages. 37 hostages have been confirmed dead and their bodies held for ransom. Their numbers could grow at any time. Read about the fallen

Muslim Hostages

All details about Muslim Hostages — Hamas kidnapped 8 Muslims on October 7th — 5 remain in captivity. Learn about their families, their abduction, and their harrowing experience.

Sibling Hostages

New details about the sibling sets held in Gaza. 44 hostages were taken captive alongside a sibling. 14 remain held in Gaza. Learn about their lives and families.

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