Hamas reported the death of nine hostages in Israeli shelling

As a result of Israeli shelling over the past 24 hours, nine more hostages of the Palestinian group Hamas have been killed. The movement announced this on its Telegram channel.

“The Al-Qassam Brigades report the killing of nine more prisoners of war, including four foreigners, in the last 24 hours as a result of Zionist bombing of prisoner sites,” it said. statement.

On October 13, Hamas’s militant wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam, reported that 13 hostages, including foreign citizens, had been killed in 24 hours due to Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. According to them, six prisoners died in the Northern Province, another seven in Gaza Province.

In total, Hamas is holding more than 120 civilians captive, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Earlier, the newspaper Takvim and The Times of Israel wrote that, in its assessment, Hamas holds There are about 150 people hostage. The Washington Post newspaper, after analyzing visual data, reported that at least 64 people were taken to the Gaza Strip.

On October 7, the Palestinian group Hamas began military operations against Israel. The militants attacked army border units, entered Israeli populated areas and took an unknown number of military and civilian hostages. The Israel Defense Forces announced the launch of Operation Iron Swords, and the Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war.

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