On Friday, the Israeli Army reported that most of the individuals who were being held as hostages in the Gaza Strip by the Hamas militant Palestinian organization are still alive. However, the source of this information was not disclosed, and independent verification is not possible.
Tensions have been notably elevated following the violent attacks and massacres in Israel on October 7, which were carried out by Hamas. It’s important to note that Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union, the United States, and Israel.
According to Israeli military sources, there are approximately 203 hostages in the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave, including more than 20 children and teenagers. Additionally, there are between 10 and 20 elderly hostages over the age of 60. Furthermore, there are still between 100 to 200 people missing since the unprecedented attack that occurred nearly two weeks ago.