Israel announces number of people taken hostage by Hamas

Hamas has taken at least 200 people hostage in an attack on Israel, News.Az reports citing the Times of Israel.

Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said that the families of 97 hostages have already been notified.

A combined attack was carried out on Israel on the morning of October 7. From the beginning, a massive rocket attack began from the territory of the Gaza Strip, followed by the penetration of militants by land, water, and air.

The attacks by Hamas militants killed more than 1,300 and injured nearly 3,300 Israelis.

The IDF declared a state of readiness for war after a massive rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. Moreover, Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced a mass gathering of reservists. The Israeli Army's operation against Hamas goes by the codename "Swords of Iron".


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