A British man has been killed in Israel, his sister has confirmed.
Daniel Darlington, who is originally from the UK but was living in Germany, had been visiting the country.
Writing on Instagram, his sister Shelley Darlington said he was ‘murdered by terrorists’ in Nir Oz on Saturday morning.
She said: ‘Knowing how many people loved and cared for Danny, and reading your memories of him will never bring him back, but it does offer a slither of comfort to the indescribable pain I am feeling,’ she said.
He died alongside his ‘beautiful friend Carolin’, Ms Darlington added.
‘Only days before he was riding his bike, laughing, taking photos of sunsets and enjoying life’s simple pleasures in our beautiful kibbutz.
‘He was meant to leave for Tel Aviv the night before but decided to stay one more day to explore the kibbutz with his friend – a decision that has irrevocably changed all our lives forever, and one that cost him his life.’
She added his family does not have ‘concrete details’ about what happened to him, but they are in contact with the embassy and Israeli officials to organise returning his body to the UK.
It comes after earlier today it was confirmed that Bernard Cowan from Scotland was also killed in Israel.
Bernard, 57 and from Newton Mearns on the outskirts of Glasgow, was among hundreds shot dead following a number of attacks over the weekend, the Scottish Daily Express reports.
He was identified as one of the dead by his siblings on social media.
His brother, Colin Cowan, said in a statement: ‘Yesterday my brother was murdered by the terrorist Hamas, he was the kindest, most generous person you would ever meet, and would go out of his way to help others.
‘We are all heartbroken.’
His sister, Laura, added: ‘Yesterday my dear brother Bernard was shot dead murdered by Hamas.’
Newton Mearns, where Bernard is from, is also the hometown of IDF international spokesman Richard Hecht, and has a fairly large Jewish population.
Bernard was reportedly a keen diver and grew up in Scotland before moving to the Middle East.
More than 1,100 people have been killed in both Israel and Gaza since Hamas launched its attack and crossed the border on Saturday.
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