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According to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), three more Israeli hostages’ bodies were recovered from Gaza.

The Israeli military identified the deceased as Hanan Yablonka, Michel Nisenbaum, and Orion Hernandez. The IDF reported that these individuals were abducted to Gaza by Hamas.


The bodies were recovered during a joint operation by the IDF and the Israel Security Agency (ISA) in Jabaliya, a city in northern Gaza. The overnight operation led to the return of the bodies to Israel. The IDF stated on social media, “We will continue operating to bring all of our hostages back home. May their memory be a blessing.”

This operation occurred two weeks after Israel launched a military campaign in Jabaliya. The discovery of these bodies follows the recovery of three other hostages less than a week ago.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasized on Friday the “national and moral duty” to bring back all hostages, noting that around 100 of the 250 hostages taken on October 7 remain in Gaza. Facing domestic pressure, Netanyahu reiterated his commitment to eradicate Hamas and secure the hostages’ release. Meanwhile, the U.S. has cautioned Israel about waning support for its military actions in Gaza, where at least 35,000 Palestinians have been killed, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.


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