Israel latest news – the number of dead has increased


It is known that there are foreigners among the kidnapped people.

Militants captured more than 100 people / photo REUTERS

Hamas said it was holding about 130 Israelis hostage, including high-ranking army officials.

This was stated by senior Hamas official Moussa Abu Marzouk, writes TheΒ Times of Israel. At the same time, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Ziyad al-Nakhla, said that they have about 30 Israeli citizens in captivity, who will return home only if the Palestinian prisoners are released, reports JERUSALEM POST.

Meanwhile, a representative of the volunteer group ZAKA, which searches for human remains after terrorist attacks and other disasters, said they had collected more than 250 bodies from the site of a music festival in the south of the country.

According to the army, the death toll in Israel after the Hamas attack exceeded 700 people. The Ministry of Health says at least 2,315 people were injured and treated in Israeli hospitals. 23 people are in critical condition, 340 are in severe condition, and 449 are in moderate condition.

Kidnapping by militants: what is known

We will remind you that on October 7, the network was flooded with videos showing civilians being taken out of Israel in cars. Relatives of the missing persons called a press conference, at which they announced that they still do not have any information.

Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer stated that among the hostages held in Gaza are citizens of the United States of America.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported that two Ukrainian women who had been living there for a long time had died in Israel.

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