Israel Families of Hostages and Missing Persons Forum mourns latest Hamas killings

The Forum issued an official statement expressing grief over the deaths of Michel Nisenbaum, Hanan Yablonka and Oryon Hernandez Radoux
Fuerzas de seguridad israelíes montan guardia mientras familiares y simpatizantes levantan pancartas con retratos de rehenes israelíes retenidos en Gaza desde los ataques del 7 de octubre de Hamás en el sur de Israel, durante una concentración para pedir su liberación, frente a la oficina del primer ministro en Jerusalén, el 22 de mayo de 2024 – PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP
Israeli security forces stand guard as relatives and supporters hold up banners with portraits of Israeli hostages held in Gaza since the October 7 Hamas attacks in southern Israel, during a rally calling for their release, outside the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on May 22, 2024 - PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP

The Forum of Families of Hostages and Missing Persons in Israel issued an official statement mourning the deaths of the latest people killed by the Hamas terrorist group. 

In the official note, the Forum recalled the figures of Michel Nisenbaum, Hanan Yablonka and Oryon Hernandez Radoux, whose bodies have been returned to Israel for burial, and also demanded that the Israeli government maintain negotiations to reach a peace and that the remaining hostages be returned. 

The official statement of the Forum of Families of Hostages and Missing Persons in Israel is reproduced below:

With deep sorrow, the Families Forum bows its head following the announcement of the murder of Michel Nisenbaum, Hanan Yablonka and Oryon Hernandez Radoux, may their memories be a blessing, at the hands of Hamas terrorists.

The IDF spokesman recently announced that the bodies of three hostages, murdered by Hamas terrorists on 7 October, have been returned to Israel for burial.

The painful return of Michel, Hanan and Oryon is another heartbreak for the 125 families of the hostages, who share the pain, sadness and endless worry. Their return for burial brings important closure for the families, and efforts must be made to bring all the murdered hostages back to Israel.

The recovery of their bodies is a silent but determined reminder that the State of Israel is obliged to immediately send negotiating teams with the clear demand to reach an agreement that will quickly return all the hostages home: the living for rehabilitation and the murdered for burial.

Michel Nisenbaum (59), from Sderot, a Brazilian-Israeli citizen, father of two daughters and grandfather of six children, the youngest of whom he never met. Michel was taken hostage when he went to rescue his 4-year-old granddaughter, who was with her father at the Re'im base. Michel, a devoted family man, emigrated to Israel at the age of 13 and had been living in the Gaza envelope ever since. He was a man of many talents who, in addition to his work, also volunteered for Magen David Adom and the Border Police.

Michel Nisenbaum
Michel Nisenbaum

Hanan Yablonka (42), from Tel Aviv, father of Yarin, 9, and Emily, 12. He was abducted at the NOVA Festival, which he was attending with friends.

Hanan was a devoted and loving father, family man and friend. He was a passionate sports fan and an avid supporter of Hapoel Tel Aviv. Hanan was abducted while doing what he loved most: enjoying music, dancing and celebrating life.

Hanan Yablonka
Hanan Yablonka

Oryon Hernandez Radoux (30), a French-Mexican citizen living in Mexico and father of a young daughter, was taken hostage at the NOVA Festival, which he was attending with his partner, Shani Louk, and his friend Keshet Casarotti, both of whom were also murdered by Hamas terrorists. Oryon, who had a deep love of music and dance, worked as a music producer and visited music festivals around the world.

Oryon Hernandez Radoux
Oryon Hernandez Radoux