Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Daniel Hagari said that 210 people are currently being held hostage by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.
According to him, this number of hostages is not final, as the Israeli military is studying new information about the missing.
It will be recalled that on the evening of October 20, Hamas militants released two US citizens who were held hostage after the attack on Israel on October 7.
The International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed the release of two hostages held in the Gaza Strip. The women have already returned to their families after two weeks of captivity.
“Israel is ready to move to a ground operation in Gaza at a time of its choosing and will continue until the objectives are achieved.
During the Hamas attack, citizens of 42 countries were kidnapped, we do not rule out the release of the hostages by military means,” Hagari said.
Subscribe to Telegram channel “ATN News”
You may be interested