An Israeli-Canadian peace activist who was friends with Israel’s first lady has been confirmed as killed by Hamas.
Vivian Silver, 74, who was previously thought to have been taken hostage, but was murdered by the terror organisation in Kibbutz Beeri, an Israeli diplomat in Canada said.
Ms Silver was friends with Michal Herzog, the wife of the Israeli president Isaac Herzog.
“Tragic news: Vivian Silver, the Canadian-Israeli peace activist previously thought to be taken hostage, has been confirmed dead, murdered by Hamas in Kibbutz Beeri,” Idit Shamir the Israeli Consul General wrote on X.
“Canada mourns her loss,” Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly wrote on X, describing Silver as “a proud Israeli-Canadian and lifelong advocate for peace.”
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