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A British man is amongst 4 extra hostages kidnapped by Hamas who’ve died whereas held captive in Gaza, Israel’s navy has introduced.

Hamas claimed in May that 51-year-old Nadav Popplewell had died in captivity after being wounded in an Israeli airstrike a month beforehand – prompting the UK Foreign Office to say it was urgently searching for extra info.

The British-Israeli nationwide has now been confirmed by the Israeli navy to be amongst 4 additional males to have died whereas being held captive by Hamas, after being kidnapped in the course of the Palestinian militants’ cross-border assault on 7 October, during which Mr Popplewell’s brother Roi was killed.

Nadav’s brother Roi Popplewell was buried at kibbutz Yagur near Haifa, on 27 October
Nadav’s brother Roi Popplewell was buried at kibbutz Yagur close to Haifa, on 27 October (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

The others have been named as Haim Perry, Yoram Metzger and Amiram Cooper, every of whom have been beforehand filmed alive in hostage movies posted by Hamas.

Israeli navy spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari stated on Monday that new intelligence had led to affirmation of the 4 males’s deaths, which they stated passed off within the southern metropolis of Khan Younis. The Independent has approached the Foreign Office for remark.

“We estimate the four of them were killed together in the area of Khan Younis a number of months ago while being held by Hamas terrorists, at the time IDF forces were operating in Khan Younis,” Hagari stated in remarks that have been broadcast.

“We are thoroughly examining the circumstances of their deaths and checking all possibilities. We will present soon the findings, first to their families, and then to the public,” he stated. “We will present them with transparency, as we have done until now.”

As Benjamin Netanyahu’s authorities faces strain to simply accept a brand new truce and hostages deal outlined by US president Joe Biden, Mr Hagari insisted on Monday that his nation’s forces would be capable of guarantee Israel’s safety in any Gaza deal in the end selected.

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