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Israeli army announces killing of four hostages held in Gaza



Israeli army announces killing of four hostages held in Gaza

The Israeli military announced Monday that four more Israeli hostages kidnapped by the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) on October 7 had died in captivity, adding that the movement was holding their bodies. The four men are Chaim Peri (80 years old), Yoram Metzger (80 years old), Amiram Cooper (84 years old) and Nadav Popplewell (51 years old).

Announce Israeli army On Monday, four hostages were killed in the Gaza Strip, after their kidnapping by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) during its October 7 attack.

The army said in a statement: “Representatives (of the Israeli army) informed the families of Haim Peri, Yoram Metzger, Amiram Cooper and Nadav Popplewell, who were brutally kidnapped and transferred to the Gaza Strip on the 7 October, that they were dead. , and their bodies were held by the terrorist organization Hamas.

Military spokesman Daniel Hagari said in another video message: “We estimate that four of them were killed while they were together in the Khan Yunis area during our operation there against Hamas . »

Israeli Kibbutz Nirim previously confirmed the death of Popplewill, a British-Israeli citizen.

The Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing, said in a video last month that Popplewell, detained in Gaza since the October 7 attack, died from injuries sustained during Israeli airstrikes.

In December, Hamas released a video showing the other three alive.

The Forum of Families of Hostages and Missing Persons said in a statement: “We bow our heads with great sadness after hearing the horrible news of the killing of (the four) in captivity. »

Earlier on Monday, the army announced that it had found the remains of Dolev Yehud, 35, a doctor believed to be held hostage in Gaza, in Kibbutz Nir Oz.

France 24/AFP

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