Israeli strikes on the Gaza strip over the previous 96 hours have killed two Israeli hostages and severely injured eight others, Hamas’ armed-wing, the Al Qassam Brigades, stated on Sunday over the group’s Telegram channel.
(*2*) the assertion stated, relating to the remaining hostages.
Hamas militants killed 1,200 individuals in southern Israel and kidnapped no less than 250 in their unprovoked October 7 incursion, in response to Israeli tallies. Israel has responded with a navy assault on the Gaza Strip that has killed greater than 28,000 Palestinians, in response to the Hamas-run well being ministry.
During a week-long truce in late November, Hamas freed greater than 100 Israeli and international hostages in alternate for Israel releasing about 240 Palestinian prisoners.
Israel’s chief navy spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari stated on Tuesday that 31 of the remaining hostages held by Hamas in Gaza had been lifeless.
“We have informed 31 families that their captured loved ones are no longer among the living and that we have pronounced them dead,” he informed an everyday media briefing.
Israel has stated 136 hostages are nonetheless being held in Gaza.
The Palestinian Prisoners Club, which paperwork and cares for all Palestinian detainees, issued a press release on Sunday saying the variety of Palestinians who’ve been arrested since October 7 had reached 6,950 individuals.