Who was Katzir Hanna? 76-year-old Israeli hostage dies from medical complications

Alice Wallin

Who was Katzir Hanna? 76-year-old Israeli hostage dies from medical complications

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization reported the death of one of the Israeli prisoners late Tuesday.

76-year-old Israeli prisoner Katzir Hanna died due to unexpected problems
They said they could deliver him on November 9th because he really wants medicine that saves his daily existence

Late Tuesday, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization announced the death of one of the Israeli prisoners it had been holding since the October 7 attacks on Israel. The statement was made by the Jerusalem Units on the Wire channel. He was eager to surrender it for charitable reasons. In any case, they argued, procrastination and hesitancy to participate in exchanges or respond to their own terms in relation to the enemy (meaning Israel) eventually led to the disastrous outcome of his death. The statement did not specify the conditions surrounding his detention and the details of the individual’s death. This reflects the persistent pressures in the region and the difficulties associated with disputes between conflicting groups.


It is stated that there may be seven or eighty-year-old people among the prisoners held hostage, including 85-year-old Yaffa Adar. Yaffa, who lived alone in the Nir Oz kibbutz and needed support for his daily work, was caught while being taken in a golf truck by well-equipped people after the seizure. Despite the disturbing circumstances, Yaffa’s ambiguous articulation of the paintings at this point stands out as a powerful image of the emergent emergency.

Adva Adar, Yaffa’s granddaughter, underlined Yaffa’s versatility and said: “They won’t see him being ashamed, afraid or hurt. “It will allow them to see that he is an individual.” Adva expressed his surprise at this situation and explained how someone could decide to enter the house of an 85-year-old person and kidnap him without the possibility of causing any harm or protecting himself. The absence of basic sympathy in such a situation remains too great for him.

The stories of former prisoners weave an embroidery that connects current misfortune with Israel’s brutal history. Ditza Haiman, 84, a resigned social worker and alleged Nir Oz prisoner, is the widow of Zvi Shdaimah, a Kindertransport survivor who fled Nazi-controlled Europe. Alexander Dancyg, 75, the child of Holocaust survivors in Poland, has long worked to advance the Israel-Clean discourse at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Shoshan Haran, a 67-year-old plant scientist who was allegedly kidnapped from the Be’eri kibbutz, founded Fair Planet, an association that distributes seeds in the Southern World. These compelling biographies highlight the deep and diverse relationships between prisoners and the verifiable and social fabric of Israel.