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Ariel Cunio

Gender: Male

Age when taken: 26

Citizenship: Israel

Occupation: Software Tester in a High-Tech company 

Hostage status: Still Captive, Presumed Alive

More about Ariel:

  • He, along with his entire family including 3 siblings, parents, and grandmother, live on Kibbutz Nir Oz

  • Is engaged to his fiancee who is also held captive, Arbel Yehud

  • Has the nickname “Pepito” from his mother, Silvia Cunio

  • The youngest of 4 brothers 

  • Has an adopted puppy, Murph which he raises with fiance, Arbel Yehud 

  • Loves to hang out with his friends, exercise and keep fit

  • Worked as a lifeguard at the Kibbutz pool

  • Loved to draw when he was younger 

  • Was a computer science major

  • Parents and grandmother are of Argentinian origin

Alternate last name spelling:

  • Konio

  • When searching inside sources, an alternate name spelling may be used as shown above

Related Hostages: David Cunio, brother (Captive/Presumed Alive), Arbel Yehud, fiancee (Captive/Presumed Alive), Sharon Alony Cunio, sister-in-law (Redeemed/Alive), Emma Cunio, niece (Redeemed/Alive), and Yuli Cunio, niece (Redeemed/Alive)

Date Last Updated: April 8th, 2024

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