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British girl missing after Hamas attack confirmed dead, say family

Yahel, 13, was killed when Hamas attacked Israel, while her 16-year-old sister Noiya is missing.

A British teenager is among those murdered by Hamas during its attack on Israel.

Yahel, 13, was killed along with her mother, Lianne, while her elder sister, Noiya, 16, and her father, Eli, are still missing, the BBC reported.

The teenager, whose family name has not been revealed, disappeared after militants attacked Kibbutz Be’eri and killed her British-born mother.

The 13-year-old’s death was confirmed by her family, the BBC said.

Cabinet Meeting
Foreign Office minister Andrew Mitchell said the Government is doing all it can to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas (James Manning/PA)

The development came as Foreign Office minister Andrew Mitchell said the Government is “extremely concerned” about British hostages being held by Hamas following the October 7 attacks and “we pray that they are alive”.

Up to 10 hostages are feared to have been taken and Mr Mitchell promised the UK is doing “everything” possible to rescue them.

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