(CTN News) – During the past 96 hours, Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip have killed two Israeli hostages and seriously injured eight others, according to Hamas’ armed wing Al Qassam Brigades on the group’s Telegram channel on Sunday.
According to the statement, “Their health conditions have deteriorated due to the inability of authorities to provide them with appropriate medical treatment.
In light of their continued bombing operations, (Israel) bears full responsibility for the lives of those injured,” the statement said, referring to the remaining hostages.
On October 7, according to Israeli reports, Hamas operatives engaged in an unprovoked incursion into southern Israel, ambushing its territory with rockets, killing 1,200 people, and kidnapping at least 250 people, according to Israeli reports.
It is estimated that over 28,000 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s military offensive against the Gaza Strip as a result of the attack, according to Hamas’s health ministry which runs the Gaza Strip.
It is believed that more than 100 Israelis and foreign hostages have been released by Hamas as part of a week-long truce that coincided with the agreement that Israel agreed to release more than 240 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Hamas’ release.
According to Israeli chief military spokesman, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, 31 out of the remaining hostages held by Hamas in Gaza have been killed as of this afternoon.
“We have informed 31 families that their captured loved ones are no longer among the living and that we have pronounced them dead,” he told a regular press conference held on a regular basis.
In Gaza, Israel has reported that they are still holding 136 hostages as of this writing.