In a tragic update, Rome has confirmed the death of all three individuals with dual Italian-Israeli citizenship who were reported missing after the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7. Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani shared this somber news on Monday, stating on the social media platform X, “Unfortunately, Nir Forti has also died. He was the last of the 3 missing Italian-Israelis. Dying at the age of 29, brutally killed by terrorists, is profoundly unjust.”
Earlier that day, Tajani had announced the passing of Lilian Le Havron, the wife of Eviatar Moshe Kipnis, who had been confirmed dead on October 17. The couple resided in Kibbutz Be’eri, located 3 miles (5 km) from Gaza, one of the first areas struck by Hamas.
Expressing condolences, Tajani renewed his sympathy for the children and family, acknowledging another day of mourning for Italy. In a previous message on X, the minister had revealed that seven or eight Italians, along with their spouses and children, were in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, attempting to evacuate the area. The situation remains a poignant reminder of the toll conflicts can take on innocent lives.