Netanyahu on hostages: ‘I hope there will be good news soon’
“We are making progress. I don’t think it’s worth saying too much, not even at this moment, but I hope there will be good news soon,” Netanyahu stated in a video launched by the federal government’s press workplace.
Hamas gunmen and their allies captured extra 240 hostages throughout their lethal Oct. 7 assault on southern Israel during which in addition they killed about 1,200 individuals, most of them civilians.
Israel, the United States and Qatar, which mediates with Hamas, have been negotiating for weeks over a hostage launch that may be paired with a brief cease-fire in Gaza and the entry of extra humanitarian support.
Similar predictions of a hostage settlement in latest weeks have confirmed untimely.
Israel’s military is widening its operations throughout northern Gaza, the place they battled Palestinian militants on Tuesday within the densely populated Jabaliya refugee camp, the territory’s largest.
The struggle sparked by Hamas’ shock Oct. 7 assault into Israel has exacted a heavy toll on Palestinian civilians, notably those that stay within the north after Israel repeatedly known as on individuals to flee south.
More than 12,700 Palestinians — two-thirds of them girls and minors — have been killed because the struggle started, in keeping with Palestinian well being authorities, who don’t differentiate between civilian and militant deaths.
About 4,000 individuals are reported lacking.
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