June 12th, 2024

Israel’s army says the bodies of 3 more hostages killed on Oct 7. were rescued overnight from Gaza

By The Associated Press on May 24, 2024.

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – The bodies of three more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza, Israel’s army said Friday.

The bodies of Hanan Yablonka, Michel Nisenbaum, and Orion Hernandez were found and their families have been notified. The army said they were killed on the day of the attack at the Mefalsim intersection and their bodies were taken to Gaza.

The announcement comes less than a week after the army said it found the bodies of three other Israeli hostages killed on Oct. 7.

Hamas-led militants killed around 1,200 people, mainly civilians, and abducted around 250 others in the Oct. 7 attack. Around half of those hostages have since been freed, most in swaps for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel during a weeklong cease-fire in November.

Israel says around 100 hostages are still captive in Gaza, along with the bodies of around 30 more.

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