IDF tells how many hostages are still being held by Hamas militants
The Israeli Defense Forces announced that the confirmed number of Israeli citizens held hostage in Gaza is 126. Earlier, Hamas claimed that 13 hostages were killed in Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip.
This was reported by The Guardian. The report also noted that there were foreigners among the dead hostages, but did not provide details on the nationality of the victims.
The IDF also reported that at least 279 of its soldiers have been killed since October 7, when Hamas launched an assault in southern Israel. This brings the total number of Israeli casualties to more than 1,300.
At the same time, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health, more than 2,300 people have been killed in Israeli bombings in the Gaza Strip since the Hamas attack. Doctors warn that there is a risk of thousands more people dying, as fuel supplies and medical resources in the territory are too limited.
As a reminder, the Israeli army postponed the planned operation in the Gaza Strip, which was to begin over the weekend. According to Israeli army officers, it was originally planned to carry out the invasion over the weekend, but it was postponed for several days due to weather conditions.
As OBOZ.UA reported, on October 14, Iran warned Israel that it must stop "war crimes and genocide" in the Gaza Strip. If Israel ignores this warning, Iran said that the situation could get out of control with "far-reaching consequences."