Dror Kaplun
Dror KaplunCourtesy of the family

Dr. Dror Kaplun was thought to have been abducted to Gaza until Thursday evening, when Kibbutz Be’eri, in an official statement, announced that it has been proven that Kaplun was murdered in the surprise Hamas attack on October 7.

"It is with great sadness and a broken heart that we announce the passing of Dror Kaplun, who was murdered in the brutal attack on Kibbutz Be’eri on Saturday, October 7, 2023. His wife, Dr. Marcelle Frailich Kaplun, was also murdered in the massacre," the kibbutz's statement said.

The proof that Kaplun was murdered was obtained with the help of archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority, who have been working in the towns located near the border with Gaza since the massacre. They found his bones near the kibbutz fence and sent them for identification.

Kaplun lived in Be’eri with his wife, who was murdered at the beginning of the attack.

His family received a message that he was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists after his phone was located deep in Gazan territory.