The Israeli army recovered the body of Mexican national Orion Hernandez

The Israeli army recovered the body of Mexican national Orion Hernandez Radoux, who reportedly died on the day of the Hamas attack.

The Israeli army announced on Friday, May 24, that it recovered the bodies of three hostages kidnapped in the Gaza Strip since the Hamas attack on Israeli soil on October 7, including that of Mexican national Orion Hernandez Radoux.

The bodies of Israeli-Brazilian citizen Michel Nisenbaum and Israeli Hanan Yablonka were also recovered overnight in Jabaliya, in the north of the enclave.

This was stated in a statement by the army, which carried out a joint operation with Israeli intelligence services.

The three were killed during the attack in Israel by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on October 7, which triggered the war, and were transferred to Gaza, the army said.

Body of Mexican national Orion Hernandez

The Israeli army confirmed that it recovered the body of Mexican Orion Hernandez Radoux after forensic identification tests.

While Yablonka, 42, as Hernandez Radoux, 32, were during the attack at the Nova music festival, held that day outdoors a few kilometers from the Palestinian enclave.

Meanwhile, Nisenbaum, a 59-year-old resident of the Israeli town of Sderot, near Gaza, was last contacted on October 7 as he was on his way to a military base on the border to pick up his granddaughter.

“Together with the Israeli people, my wife Sara and I bow our heads in deep sorrow and embrace the bereaved families at this difficult time,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under mounting domestic pressure to secure the release of hostages held captive in Gaza.

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed in a message on the social network X his “immense sadness” over the death of Hernandez Radoux.

“France remains more committed than ever to the release of all hostages,” he added.

They asked to take care of the Mexican Orion Hernandez.

In an interview, the Mexican’s mother, Marie-Pascale Radoux asked “Hamas to take care of her son because he was physically fragile”, the news of the rescue of the body of the Mexican Orion Hernandez Radoux, is a moment of sadness for the family who had been hopeful.

Hernandez Radoux was a resident of Mexico and the father of a young daughter, according to the Forum for Hostages and Missing Relatives.

The Mexican had a deep love of music and dance, worked as a music producer and visited music festivals around the world,” the forum said in a statement.

Not least, it should be remembered that there are still 121 hostages who were kidnapped on October 7 in Gaza. Hamas killed during the attack more than 1,200 people.


Israeli attacks in Gaza have since killed at least 35,800 Palestinians, according to the local Ministry of Health.

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, Alicia Bárcena, expressed in a message on the social network X her “dismay” at the death of the Mexican.

Nisenbaum, a divorced father of two daughters, was born in Niteroi, opposite Rio de Janeiro, and moved to Israel when he was 12 years old.

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said on the X network that he learned of Nisenbaum’s death “with immense sadness.”

“I knew his sister and daughter, and I know of the immense love his family had for him. My sympathy goes out to Michel’s family and friends,” the Brazilian leader added.

Yablonka, a sports and music enthusiast, also had two children, according to his sister Avivit, who told AFP on Tuesday that she “feared bad news” after the announcement of the repatriation of several hostages’ bodies.

The three deceased were among 124 people still held in Gaza, out of the 252 kidnapped on October 7.

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