MADRID (.).– The Israeli government assured that despite the releases of this last week there are still 137 hostages in the hands of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the Gaza Strip and warned that it will continue with the offensive, resumed this Friday, until all these people are released.
The Executive spokesman, Eylon Levy, appeared before the media to update the figures, which account for 126 hostages of Israeli nationality and 11 foreigners, mostly Thais. Since the start of the truce last Friday, Palestinian militants have freed 110 people.
In recent days, Hamas reported the death of several hostages, including children, although Israeli authorities have always avoided taking for granted any information coming from the group that controls the Gaza Strip, where the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are once again operating. carry out bombings.
Kibbutz Nir Oz, a community near the Gaza border, announced this Friday the death of another hostage, Aryeh Zalmanovich, 85 years old, according to the ‘Times of Israel’ newspaper. Hamas had already published a video in mid-November in which Zalmanovich apparently appeared ill and then left him for dead, but the death has not been made official in Israel until now.