British-Israeli killed confronting Hamas terrorists who stormed village

Yosef Malachi Guedalia, a 22-year-old British and Israeli national, was killed in action by Hamas, it has been confirmed.

The name of the member of the Duvdevan commando unit had first been reported by The Times of Israel.

His identity as a British Israeli was first reported on Sunday by The Times and confirmed on Monday to the BBC by his family.

The soldier was part of an anti-terror unit and was murdered as he confronted Hamas terrorists at the Kibbutz Kfar Aza – one of the hardest hit in the October 7 assault.

Mr Guedalia saved at least one seriously wounded civilian and two more people from the kibbutz, repeatedly returning to the sieged area to help those under fire.

Soldiers who were facing the terrorist alongside Mr Guedalia and his father David said the British national went back and forth the whole morning of the assault.

A video also shows the soldier carrying out of the kibbutz an injured civilian who is now recovering in hospital, Mr Guedalia’s brother Asher said.

The distraught sibling told the BBC: “He literally saved people minutes before he got shot.

“He acted with heroism and determination, he continued to fight and didn’t think of himself or hesitate…

“He went in to rescue as many citizens as possible before they got murdered in their homes and to kill as many terrorists as he could.”

His brother, he continued, was “always happy, there was no bad in him”.

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