Former JFS boy 'missing since terrorists attacked desert rave'

Friends of Jake Marlowe's family appeal for information following horror attack


A man believed to be a former JFS pupil has reportedly gone missing following the terrifying attack on a desert rave near the Gaza border this morning.

Jake Marlowe, 26, was reportedly "doing security" for a desert party near Kibbutz Re'im when terrorist gunmen surrounded the revellers and opened fire. Footage shows dozens of partygoers fleeing in terror across the sand.

Marlowe is said to have made aliyah two years ago.

A friend of his family posted to Facebook Marlowe's ID card along with an image of a tattoo on his leg. She wrote: "If anyone can help find Jake Marlowe (my friend Lisa Soester Marlowe's son).. he was doing security at the nature party and has not been on his phone since 8.45am.

"He has that tattoo on the bottom of his right leg. He made aliyah 2 yrs ago. His parents in UK are waiting to hear from him."

Footage shared on social media showed the moment another reveller at the same party, Noa Argamani, was abducted by gunmen.

Sitting on the back of a terrorist's motorcycle, her outstretched arms pointing towards her boyfriend, student Noa pleads for the gunman to spare her.

She screams 'Don't kill me! No, no, no' – but the gunman speeds off. She later appeared in a room in Gaza in a video apparently posted by a member of Hamas.

Her boyfriend, Avi Nathan, was left behind in the desert. He too is missing.

Chen Mizrachi, a resident of Tel Aviv who was at the party in Re'im, told Ynet:, "It started at seven in the morning. When the rocket fire from the sky began, we started shouting 'Code Red' to everyone. There were several firing points; we ran from one direction to another. There were no IDF forces, only police. We needed more officers.

“Many fell and were injured from terrorist fire. The terrorists surrounded us. Somehow, we managed to escape the line of fire. They shot at us three times during the escape. There was a cell of four terrorists, then a cell of six."

The Israeli Embassy in London confirmed the London-born British citizen was "missing".

An embassy spokesperson said: "He is missing, we don't know for sure that he is taken hostage or dead or in a hospital."

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