Israeli military confirms dying of 5 hostages in Gaza | EUROtoday

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L’Israeli military confirmed the dying of 5 captive hostages within the Gaza Strip, its spokesperson, Daniel Hagari, introduced on Friday, specifying that it had knowledgeable the households.

“In recent days, the Israeli army and police informed the families” of 5 hostages of their deaths. “A committee of experts […] established their death after investigation and on the basis of intelligence information,” he declared throughout a press briefing, specifying {that a} army operation had made it doable to convey again to Israel the physique of one among these 5 hostages.
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Furthermore, “throughout a joint operation with Shin Beth (the inner safety service), primarily based on particular data, we introduced again the physique of hostage Ofir Zarfati for burial in Israel “, he added.

Of the roughly 240 individuals kidnapped on October 7 throughout the unprecedented lethal Hamas assault in southern Israel, then taken to the Gaza Strip, 137 are nonetheless being held there, Israeli authorities introduced earlier.

Fighting and bombardments resumed Friday morning within the Gaza Strip after per week of truce. In retaliation for the October 7 assault, which left 1,200 lifeless, principally civilians, based on Israeli authorities, Israel launched a large bombing marketing campaign on Gaza, adopted by a floor operation. Israeli operations have left greater than 15,000 lifeless, principally civilians, based on the Hamas terrorist group, which took energy in Gaza in 2007. A toll unimaginable to corroborate independently.