Middle East

Fate of Israeli hostages in Gaza will remain unknown until ceasefire, Hamas says

From CNN's Abeer Salman and Mohammed Tawfeeq

There is “no way to know the fate” of Israeli hostages held in Gaza until a ceasefire deal is reached and implemented, a member of Hamas’ political bureau told CNN on Monday.

Israel believes 130 hostages remain in Gaza — 99 of whom are believed to be alive — following Hamas’ October 7 attacks that killed around 1,200 people in Israel.

“It is not possible to know any details about the fate of the Israeli prisoners because they are in different locations and with different factions, we do not know their fate under the bombardment and the starvation policy,” Hamas official Basem Naim said in Istanbul.

“Therefore, we need a ceasefire in order to gather information.”

Related Articles

Back to top button