An IDF spokesman confirmed the discharge of two American hostages kidnapped by Hamas. On the identical time, he accused the terrorist group of displaying off, as a result of it continues to carry about 200 extra prisoners.
The Israeli English-language on-line newspaper The Instances of Israel writes about this. The publication quotes the phrases of IDF Speaker Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, which he stated throughout a press convention in Tel Aviv.
Hagari confirmed that Judith Tai Raanan and her 17-year-old daughter Natalie have been fired by Hamas and are being guarded by Israeli troops. On the identical time, he famous that the terrorist group holds one other 200 hostages, together with girls and youngsters.
“Hamas presents itself to the world now as releasing hostages on humanitarian grounds. However in actuality we’re speaking a few terrorist group of murderers who’re holding infants, youngsters, girls and the aged captive right now,” Hagari stated.
In response to him, the IDF continues its efforts to return the hostages to Israel.
Hagari added that the IDF continues to arrange for the “subsequent phases of fight,” which is able to embody a big floor operation within the Gaza Strip.
“The combating will in all probability proceed for a lot of extra weeks,” he stated.
As OBOZ.UA reported:
Israel is evacuating a metropolis of 20,000 close to the border with Lebanon. The IDF continues to arrange for a floor operation within the Gaza Strip, however the Lebanese group Hezbollah has additionally come to strengthen the Palestinian Hamas militants.
Ukraine continues to evacuate its residents from Israel after the Hamas assault. The day earlier than, on October 19, the fourth evacuation aircraft took off from Israel, delivering one other 79 Ukrainian residents to Romania.
Nonetheless, on account of the assault by Hamas militants, 24 Ukrainians have been killed and three extra have been lacking. Residents of Ukraine, in addition to the US, have been the biggest variety of victims of the assault.
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