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British teenager killed in Gaza while fighting for IDF

Binyamin Needham, a 19-year-old British national, has been killed in Gaza while fighting for the IDF, Sky News understands.

Mr Needham, who had dual nationality, moved to Israel with his family 10 years ago, and is understood to be the second British national after Nathanel Young to have been killed whilst serving in the IDF since the 7 October attacks.

The soldier was born in England and was the youngest of five children, Israeli newspaper Haaretz said.

The paper quoted his sister, Orly, who said: “He was so proud, and he had just finished basic training. He was happy to defend the country.”

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