Volunteers from the Israel Dog Unit (IDU), a nonprofit specializing in search and rescue, along with various units from the IDF specializing in similar fields, are still searching for the remains of the victims of the October 7th massacre 48 days after the event.

The searchers use indications from the IDU’s working dogs to search the rough terrain and thick brush surrounding towns in the Gaza region. The search continues despite extreme heat, rain, threats of rocket or mortar fire from Gaza, and traps left by Hamas in Israeli territory.

Specialized software is used to track which areas have been searched and with what tools. All remains or evidence are transferred to the relevant authorities for processing.

An IDU spokesman commented: “We in the IDU are not abandoning the families of the missing, and treat each missing person as an entire world. None of the forces searching are giving up, and we are all determined to complete our work here - however long it takes.”

“We are not leaving anyone behind. We all support the families of the missing and captured. Our job here is not done, and we continue to devote all of our strength to it. With God's help, we will succeed.”