Nathanel Young Wiki – Nathanel Young Biography
Nathanel Young, 20, a Briton serving in the Israeli army was killed in an attack by Hamas militants, his family says.
Mr. Young was serving in the Israel Defense Forces when he was killed on the Gaza border. His brother Eliot Young said Nathanel had been “the life of the party” and was “loved by everyone.” Two other British citizens, Jake Marlowe and Dan Darlington, are missing in Israel following Saturday’s attacks by Palestinian militants. In a statement confirming his death, Young’s brother Eliot said: “Nathanel was full of life and the life of the party. He loved his family and friends and was loved by all.” He said Young “loved music and was a talented DJ” and “always had strong Jewish pride.” The soldier was a “happy guy that his four nieces loved to play with,” his brother added. “When Nathanel could have taken his days off to sleep and recharge, he instead found where the family was, who were not always so close to him, and came to join us,” his statement continued. In a separate statement on Facebook, his family said: “We are heartbroken to share that our little brother Nathanel Young was tragically murdered yesterday at the Gaza border. “Young was a former pupil of JFS, a Jewish school in Kenton, north London, the newspaper reported British Jewish News.
Nathanel Young was 20 years old.
Missing British, Investigation Report
Earlier, the Israeli embassy in London confirmed that London-born Marlowe, 26, was missing and it was not known if he had been taken hostage. Marlowe was working as security at an outdoor party near the Gaza border when he disappeared on Saturday. His mother told Jewish News that she had spoken to him while the attacks were occurring. “Then around 5:30 a.m., she texted me to say, ‘very bad signal, everything good, I’ll keep you posted, I promise,’ and that he loves me,” she said . She told the newspaper that he lived in Ma’alot, in northern Israel, and that he had moved to the country permanently two years ago. Darlington’s family also said they had not spoken to him since Saturday morning. The photographer is originally from the UK but lives in Berlin, Germany, and had been visiting friends in Israel. David Darlington, his father, told the BBC that his son was traveling with a German woman and that his half-sister had last spoken to him on Saturday morning. “The communications network is down and we haven’t spoken to him in 24 hours,” she said.
Saturday’s surprise attack by hundreds of Hamas gunmen reportedly killed at least 600 people in Israel. Hundreds of gunmen entered southern Israel, killing soldiers and civilians and taking what the army said was a “significant number” of hostages in Gaza. Attendees at the music event near Kibbutz Re’im, where Marlowe worked, spoke of how gunmen opened fire on revelers in the early hours of the morning. An attendee, Gili Yoskovich, told the BBC that she hid under a tree in a field while gunmen wandered around and shot anyone they found. The UK Foreign Office said it was “contacting and assisting the families of a number of people” in Israel and the Palestinian territories. A spokesman said they were aware of media reports about British nationals but would not discuss individual cases.