Hamas Took More Than 200 Hostages From Israel. Here’s What We Know.

The Palestinian militants who raided Israel within the Hamas-led assaults on Oct. 7, killing round 1,200 individuals, kidnapped over 240 civilians and Israel Defense Forces troopers and introduced them again to the Gaza Strip. Israel responded with a navy marketing campaign it stated was geared toward destroying Hamas and recovering hostages. Israel and Hamas have taken half in oblique negotiations for the discharge of hostages nonetheless captive in Gaza, however the difficult talks have faltered repeatedly.

Why did Hamas take hostages?

Documents recovered from the our bodies of lifeless militants on the websites of the Oct. 7 assaults level to a deliberate technique to kill as many individuals as attainable whereas additionally bringing captives again to the Gaza Strip, Israeli officers stated. Orders carried by militants despatched to 1 kibbutz confirmed directions to “kill as many individuals as possible, and capture hostages until receiving further instructions.”

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