/ 18 October 2023

The countries whose citizens were killed, kidnapped or are missing after Hamas attack

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A woman looks at a wall with photos of hostages kidnapped and taken to Gaza in last Saturday's Hamas attack on October 17, 2023 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Scores of foreigners were killed, wounded or taken hostage after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7.

The worst attack in Israel’s 75-year history killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians, inside the country, according to Israeli officials.

Israel has responded with bombardments that have killed around 3,000 people in the Gaza Strip, mostly civilians, according to authorities in the Hamas-controlled territory, who also announced late Tuesday the death of at least 200 people in a strike on a hospital in Gaza.

According to an AFP count, at least 170 foreigners have been confirmed dead by their national authorities, with many also holding Israeli nationality. 

Some 199 people have been confirmed to have been abducted, the Israeli military said on Monday.

Here is what we know so far: 

United States: 31 dead, 13 missing, others abducted

At least 31 US citizens have been killed since the Hamas attack last week, the White House said late Tuesday. Another 13 American nationals are unaccounted for.

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans were also among those detained by Hamas.

Thailand: 30 dead, 17 hostages  

Thirty Thais have been killed, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said Wednesday.

Another 17 are thought to have been abducted.

About 30,000 Thais work in Israel, most in the agricultural sector, according to government figures. 

France: 21 dead, 11 missing  

Twenty-one French nationals have been killed, while 11 others remain missing, many of whom are “very probably Hamas hostages”, according to the foreign ministry.

The hostages include Mia Shem, a Franco-Israeli woman who appeared in a video released Monday by Hamas. It is the first time the Palestinian Islamist movement has released a video showing a hostage since its attack on Israel.

Russia: 16 dead, eight missing

At least 16 Russians have been killed and another eight are missing, according to the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv.

At least one Russian citizen who also holds Israeli citizenship is being held hostage in Gaza by Hamas, the embassy added.

Nepal: 10 dead, one missing

Ten Nepali citizens were killed in Kibbutz Alumim, the Himalayan republic’s embassy in Tel Aviv said. Four others were hospitalised and contact had been lost with a fifth.

The kibbutz was hosting 17 Nepali students at the time of the attack.

Argentina: Seven dead, 15 missing

Argentina’s foreign ministry confirmed that seven nationals had been killed and 15 others were missing.

Ukraine: Seven dead, nine missing 

Seven Ukrainians were killed, according to Kyiv, with another nine missing.

UK: At least six dead, 10 missing

At least six Britons have been confirmed dead, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told the British parliament on Monday.

Another 10 are missing, he said, some of whom are also feared to be dead. 

Canada: Six dead, two missing

Six Canadians have died and two were missing, according to a government update on Tuesday.

China: Four dead, two missing

China’s foreign ministry said Monday that four Chinese nationals were killed and two were missing.

Romania: Four dead, one missing

Romania announced on Saturday the death of four nationals, including an Israeli-Romanian soldier. One other Romanian is still missing.

Austria: Three dead, two missing

Three Israeli-Austrians were killed in the attacks, authorities said. Two others remain missing.

Belarus: Three dead, one missing

The Belarusian embassy in Tel Aviv said three of its citizens had died and another was missing.

Brazil: Three dead

The foreign ministry said Friday a Brazilian woman had been killed, bringing the total number of deaths to three. 

Philippines: Three dead, three missing

The Philippines foreign ministry has said a 49-year-old woman was killed at the music festival.

Previously authorities said a 33-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man had been killed at a kibbutz. 

Three nationals remained missing.

Peru: Two dead, five missing

Two Peruvians were killed and five missing, the authorities said.

South Africa: Two dead

The South African government announced that two of its nationals had been killed.

Australia: One dead

Foreign Minister Penny Wong said an Australian woman had been killed in the attacks.

Azerbaijan: One dead

The foreign ministry has said that one Azerbaijani national had been killed.

Cambodia: One dead


Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Manet said one Cambodian student had been killed.

Chile: One dead, one missing

A Chilean woman has been killed, say the authorities. 

A kibbutz resident has been reported missing, according to the foreign ministry.

Colombia: One dead, one missing

Bogota announced the death of one Colombian and said another was missing.

Honduras: One dead

Honduran authorities confirmed on Friday the death of one of its nationals.

Ireland: One dead

A 22-year-old Irish-Israeli woman died in the attacks, the Irish government said.

Italy: One dead, two missing

A 65-year-old Italian-Israeli man was confirmed dead after DNA tests, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Two other dual nationals remained missing.

Portugal: One dead, four missing

One Portuguese national was killed and four were missing, Foreign Minister Gomes Cravinho said.

Spain: One dead, one missing

The foreign ministry said one Spanish citizen had been killed. 

A Spaniard from the Basque country, married to a Chilean woman, has also been kidnapped and is one of the hostages being held in Gaza, according to Madrid.

Switzerland: One dead

An Israeli-Swiss national was killed in the October 7 attack.

Turkey: One dead, one missing

Ankara confirmed Friday that a Turkish-Israeli citizen, who had moved to Israel with his family in 1972, had been killed. Another was missing. 

Germany: At least eight hostages 

The German government reported Saturday “eight known cases” of hostages being held in Gaza by Hamas. The foreign ministry said later that each case could include several people, such as members of the same family.

Mexico: Two hostages

Foreign Minister Alicia Barcena wrote on social media that two Mexicans, a man and a woman, had been taken hostage.

Paraguay: Two missing 

Two Paraguayan nationals who had been living in Israel are missing, the government said. 

Sri Lanka: Two missing

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to Israel said Tuesday that two nationals, a 48-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman, were missing.

Tanzania: Two missing

Tanzania’s ambassador to Israel told AFP two Tanzanian nationals were missing.


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