The trauma of pregnancy by rape added to the anguish of captivity

July 12, 2024 by  
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Relatives of women held by Hamas in Gaza participated this week in a briefing on sexual violence and forced pregnancies, as hostages mark nine months in captivity. Read more

Israeli protesters urging Gaza hostage deal block roads

July 8, 2024 by  
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Demonstrators are taking to the streets, blocking rush hour traffic at major intersections across Israel, to push for a hostage deal with Hamas. Read more

Four more hostages died in Gaza captivity: Israeli army

June 4, 2024 by  
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The Israeli military says another four Israeli hostages abducted by Hamas on October 7 have died in captivity and that the Palestinian Islamist group is holding their bodies. Read more

Biden: Forget Ceasefire – Focus on Hashemite Kingdom of Palestine

June 3, 2024 by  
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President Biden has misleadingly claimed that Israel has offered a roadmap leading to an enduring ceasefire in Gaza: Read more

US plan not a good deal but Israel accepts it: Netanyahu aide

June 3, 2024 by  
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An aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that Israel has accepted a framework deal for winding down the Gaza war being advanced by US President Joe Biden. Read more

Hostages Shani Louk, Amit Buskala and Yitzhak Gelerenter laid to rest

May 20, 2024 by  
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Israelis paid their last respects on Sunday to three of four hostages whose bodies were recovered from northern Gaza during the weekend. Read more

Israel announces recovery of fourth hostage’s body

May 19, 2024 by  
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The Israel Defence Forces announced it recovered the body of a fourth hostage on Saturday night, 53-year-old Ron Benjamin. Read more

Israel documenting hostage stories amidst emotional testimonies

May 8, 2024 by  
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Former hostages released from captivity in Gaza, along with the families of current hostages, shared insights into their harrowing experiences on Monday as the government partially unveiled a project to document their stories. Read more

Prime Minister Netanyahu: ‘Capitulating to Hamas’s demands would be a terrible defeat’

May 6, 2024 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday commented on the ongoing negations for the release of Israelis who have been held hostage in Gaza for the past seven months, calling media reports about them provocative and the cause of “needless suffering to the families of the hostages that are enduring a nightmare.” Read more

Divided by possible hostage deal, Israeli war cabinet meeting cancelled

May 1, 2024 by  
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A meeting of Israel’s War Cabinet scheduled for Tuesday night was cancelled as the governing coalition was divided over a possible hostage deal with Hamas. Read more

Israeli troops recover slain Gaza hostage

April 7, 2024 by  
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Israel says its special forces have recovered the body of a hostage killed while being held captive in Gaza, as the Palestinian enclave’s dominant Islamist movement Hamas said it would take part in a new round of ceasefire talks in Cairo. Read more

Freed Thai hostages wed, plan to return to Israel

April 4, 2024 by  
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Two Thai citizens who were abducted to Gaza during the Oct. 7 Hamas invasion and were later freed have married and are planning to return to Israel for work. Read more

Israeli turns 86 in Hamas captivity in Gaza

March 18, 2024 by  
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Israeli hostage Shlomo Mansour, the oldest of 134 captives still being held by Hamas in Gaza, turned 86 years old on Sunday. Read more

Knesset members shocked to learn families of Israeli abductees denied mental health care

March 5, 2024 by  
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Relatives of Israeli hostages held in Gaza told shocked members of the Knesset Health Committee on Monday that they have been denied access to mental health services despite dealing with depression, dysfunction and physical exhaustion, while other family members said they felt neglected. Read more

Hamas presses on with Gaza truce talks without Israel

March 5, 2024 by  
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Hamas and Egyptian mediators are pressing on with talks in Cairo on securing a ceasefire in Gaza, despite Israel’s decision not to send a delegation, as Washington pressed again for a truce, the release of hostages and a plan to alleviate the humanitarian catastrophe. Read more

Where is the ‘humanitarian aid’ for the hostages?

March 4, 2024 by  
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The day after President Joe Biden announced that the United States would begin airdrops of humanitarian aid to Gaza, U.S. military planes parachuted pallets of food and water over the beach in the southwest of the Strip. Read more

Gaza truce in balance as Hamas seeks plan to end war

March 3, 2024 by  
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Mediators are expected to reconvene in Cairo soon and search for a formula acceptable to Israel and Hamas for a lasting ceasefire in Gaza, as pressure mounts for a pause in fighting by Ramadan. Read more

Israel agrees ceasefire framework, now up to Hamas: US

March 3, 2024 by  
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Israel has essentially endorsed a framework of a proposed Gaza ceasefire and hostage release deal, and it is now up to Hamas to agree to it, a day before talks to reach an agreement were to resume in Egypt. Read more

Captives’ loved ones begin four-day protest march

February 29, 2024 by  
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Families of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza embarked on a four-day march on Wednesday from Kibbutz Re’im near the Strip to Jerusalem’s Paris Square. Read more

Israel says it has footage of hostage mother, children

February 20, 2024 by  
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The Israeli military has released footage which it said showed Israeli woman Shiri Bibas and her two small children being moved by Palestinian militants in Gaza shortly after the family was kidnapped in southern Israel on October 7. Read more

‘I am going to The Hague to speak for those who no longer can’

February 15, 2024 by  
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One hundred representatives of families of hostages held by Hamas in Gaza left for The Hague on Wednesday morning to submit a comprehensive complaint to the International Criminal Court on behalf of the victims of Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrorist invasion. Read more

CIA chief eyes Middle East talks for Gaza hostage deal

January 26, 2024 by  
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US Central Intelligence Agency director William Burns plans to meet with Israeli, Egyptian and Qatari officials in coming days for talks on a potential Gaza hostage deal, a source familiar with the matter says. Read more

Plan for one-month Gaza truce makes progress

January 24, 2024 by  
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Israel and Hamas have moved closer to an agreement on a 30-day ceasefire in Gaza when Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners would be released, sources tell Reuters, as Israel presses ahead with its assault on southern Gaza’s main city of Khan Younis. Read more

Hamas rejects offer of two-month ceasefire for release of all hostages

January 24, 2024 by  
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Hamas rejected an Israeli proposal for a two-month ceasefire in exchange for the staged release of the 136 remaining hostages being held in the Gaza Strip, a senior Egyptian official told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Read more

Israel has repeatedly been mugged by reality

January 21, 2024 by  
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At its core, Zionism is all about Jewish self-determination. Read more

Guterres meets freed Israeli hostages in Davos

January 19, 2024 by  
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U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres met with released Israeli hostages for the first time on Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Read more

Israeli president raises plight of hostages in Davos

January 19, 2024 by  
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Sitting with a photo of Kfir Bibas on his one-year birthday, Israeli President Isaac Herzog brought attention to the plight of the hostages in Gaza during an interview at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday. Read more

Qatar, France broker deal for aid, medication to Gaza

January 17, 2024 by  
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Qatar and France have brokered a deal with Israel and Palestinian Islamist group Hamas to deliver urgent medication to some 45 Israeli hostages held by the group in Gaza in return for humanitarian and medical aid for the most vulnerable civilians. Read more

‘My heart is split in two’: Families of hostages mark 100 days of captivity

January 15, 2024 by  
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“My heart is split in two,” says Zvika Mor, whose 23-year-old son remains captive in Gaza. Read more

Hamas to reveal hostages’ fate as China urges talks

January 15, 2024 by  
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China has called for a large-scale and authoritative peace conference on the war in Gaza, while the terrorist group Hamas has aired video of three Israeli hostages and says their fate will be disclosed soon. Read more

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