The body of a second Israeli hostage was retrieved from a structure near the Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the Israeli military said early Friday.
A statement said the body of 19-year-old Noa Marciano – a corporal in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) – had been transferred to Israeli territory.
The IDF recovered her body days after a Hamas video emerged claiming Marciano had been killed in an Israeli airstrike.
On Thursday, the IDF said it had recovered the body of Yehudit Waiss, a 65-year-old Israeli woman found near Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital. A military spokesperson said Waiss was killed by Hamas without giving details on the cause of death.
Waiss was a resident of kibbutz Be’eri, and was kidnapped by Hamas militants on October 7. Her husband, Shmuel, was among those killed.
It is not known if the bodies of the two women were found together. The precise circumstances of their deaths are not known.
Some context: Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, the largest medical facility in the enclave, has become the epicenter of fighting since Israeli forces launched a military raid there early Wednesday morning.
The Israeli army released a video of an alleged "tunnel shaft" in the grounds of the hospital on Thursday. The Hamas-run government media office denied it was using the hospital as a command and control center — calling the Israeli claims "baseless lies." CNN cannot independently verify either side's claims.