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What number of hostages has Hamas launched? Monitoring what number of stay in Gaza.


Greater than 100 hostages held within the Gaza Strip have been launched since they have been taken within the cross-border Oct. 7 Hamas assault on Israel.

Estimates for the entire variety of hostages seized within the assault that left at the least 1,200 folks useless in Israel have shifted over the course of the battle. As of Thursday, roughly 137 hostages remained in Gaza, in accordance with numbers offered by Israel, however the nation has not given the complete foundation for its estimates.

A deal between Israel and Hamas, mediated by Qatar, paused the combating from Nov. 24 to Friday, and allowed for the discharge of ladies and youngsters in change for Palestinian girls and youths in Israeli prisons. Nonetheless, combating restarted on Friday, with Israeli warplanes resuming strikes in Gaza.

Through the pause, 81 Israeli residents — together with those that additionally maintain citizenship from different nations — have been launched. Beneath the deal’s framework, each Israeli hostage freed would provoke the discharge of three Palestinian prisoners. Outdoors the framework of the change deal, 24 overseas nationals — who don’t maintain Israeli citizenship — have been freed. Earlier than the deal, some hostages — together with two Individuals — have been additionally launched or rescued.

The particular variety of hostages who’ve died in captivity, and the ages, gender and nationalities of these thought to stay in Gaza, are unclear. Israel has estimated that almost all of these remaining have Israeli citizenship and are males. It’s unclear what number of are members of the Israeli navy.

Two Individuals — Abigail Edan, 4, and Liat Beinin Atzili, 49 — have been launched beneath the change deal. Fewer than 10 U.S. residents are actually held hostage, in accordance with the White Home. On the time of Beinin’s launch on Wednesday, her husband, Aviv Atzili, 49, was regarded as in Gaza as a hostage of Hamas, in accordance with the White Home. However Israeli authorities advised Beinin’s father on Thursday that Atzili was killed on Oct. 7, based mostly on a forensic DNA evaluation of stays.

Whereas Hamas is believed to carry many of the hostages, some are believed to be held by different militant teams, together with Palestinian Islamic Jihad, whose fighters additionally took half within the Oct. 7 assault. Israel stated it found the our bodies of at the least two hostages it claimed have been killed in captivity. Hamas says Israeli strikes have killed some hostages. The Washington Put up couldn’t independently confirm both facet’s declare.

Here’s a listing of the hostages launched and what’s identified about those that stay.

Contained in the onerous, circuitous path to a hostage launch deal

Variety of hostages estimated remaining in Gaza: 137

Greater than 240 individuals are thought to have been kidnapped Oct. 7.

Israeli authorities spokesman Eylon Levy stated Thursday that 145 hostages are nonetheless being held in Gaza, and the following launch of eight hostages would carry that quantity to 137.

Nearly all of the hostages are males, Levy stated. Israel stated there are 10 hostages who’re greater than 75 years previous, together with husbands of aged girls who’ve been launched.

Fewer than 10 Individuals stay in captivity in Gaza, in accordance with John Kirby, spokesman for the White Home Nationwide Safety Council.

Names of Israeli and dual-national hostages launched for the reason that deal

Nov. 24: The day the pause started, Israel’s International Ministry confirmed that 13 Israelis have been launched.

  • Doron Katz Asher, 34, German citizen
  • Raz Asher, 4, German citizen
  • Aviv Asher, 2, German citizen
  • Daniel Aloni, 44
  • Emilia Aloni, 5
  • Ruth Munder, 78
  • Keren Munder, 54
  • Ohad Munder, 9
  • Adina Moshe, 72
  • Hanna Katzir, 77
  • Margalit Mozes, 78, German citizen
  • Channa Peri, 79
  • Yaffa Adar, 85

What they missed: Freed Israeli hostages return to tragedy and joys

Nov. 25: Israel’s International Ministry confirmed that 13 Israelis have been launched.

  • Noam Or, 17
  • Alma Or, 13
  • Shiri Weiss, 53
  • Noga Weiss, 18
  • Sharon Hertzman Avigdori, 52
  • Noam Avigdori, 12
  • Shoshan Haran, 67
  • Adi Shoham, 38
  • Naveh Shoham, 8
  • Yahel Shoham, 3
  • Hila Rotem Shoshani, 12
  • Emily Toni Kornberg Hand, 8
  • Maya Regev Jirbi, 21

Nov. 26: The Israeli International Ministry listed 14 Israelis who have been launched.

  • Abigail Edan, 4, American citizen
  • Alma Avraham, 84
  • Aviva Adrienne Siegel, 62
  • Hagar Brodetz, 40
  • Ofri Brodetz, 10
  • Yuval Brodetz, 8
  • Oriya Brodetz, 4
  • Chen Goldstein-Almog, 48
  • Agam Goldstein-Almog, 17
  • Gal Goldstein-Almog, 11
  • Tal Goldstein-Almog, 8
  • Dafna Elyakim, 15
  • Ela Elyakim, 8
  • Ron Krivoi, 25, an Israeli-Russian citizen, was included on the listing, though he was launched individually from the change deal.

Nov. 27: Israel’s International Ministry listed 11 Israeli hostages as being launched.

All these launched on Nov. 27 have twin citizenship — French, Argentine and German, stated Qatar’s overseas minister, Al Ansari.

  • Eitan Yahalomi, 12, French citizen
  • Karina Engel-Bart, 51, Argentine citizen
  • Mika Engel, 18, Argentine citizen
  • Yuval Engel, 12, Argentine citizen
  • Sharon Aloni-Cunio, 34, Argentine citizen
  • Yuli Cunio, 3, Argentine citizen
  • Emma Cunio, 3, Argentine citizen
  • Sahar Calderon, 16, French citizen
  • Erez Calderon, 12, French citizen
  • Or Yaakov, 16, German citizen
  • Yagil Yaakov, 12, German citizen

Nov. 28: Israel’s International Ministry stated 10 Israeli hostages have been launched. One of many hostages was born within the Philippines, and a few additionally maintain Argentine citizenship, in accordance with native media experiences.

  • Tamar Metzger, 78
  • Ditza Heiman, 84
  • Noralin Babadilla, 60, born within the Philippines
  • Ada Sagi, 75
  • Ofelia Adit Roitman, 77, born in Argentina
  • Rimon Kirsht Buchshtav, 36
  • Meirav Tal, 53
  • Gabriela Leimberg, 59, Argentine citizen
  • Mia Leimberg, 17, Argentine citizen
  • Clara Marman, 63, Argentine citizen

Nov. 29: The Israeli prime minister’s workplace stated 10 Israeli hostages have been launched. Two others with Russian citizenship have been additionally launched. Qatar’s and Germany’s overseas ministries stated there have been three German residents launched, however The Put up couldn’t affirm the title of 1.

  • Gal Tarshansky, 13
  • Amit Shani, 15
  • Liam Or, 18
  • Itay Regev Jerbi, 18
  • Ofir Engel, 17, Dutch citizen
  • Yarden Roman-Gat, 35, German citizen
  • Moran Stela Yanai, 40
  • Liat Beinin Atzili, 49, American citizen
  • Ra’aya Rotem, 54
  • Raz Ben-Ami, 56, German citizen
  • Yelena Trupanov, 50, a Russian citizen, was included on the listing however launched individually from the change deal.
  • Irena Tati, 73, a Russian citizen, was included on the listing however launched individually from the change deal.

Nov. 30: Hamas launched eight Israeli hostages, Israel’s navy stated.

  • Amit Soussana, 40
  • Mia Shem, 21, French citizen
  • Aisha Ziyadne, 17
  • Bilal Ziyadne, 18
  • Ilana Gritzewsky Kimchi, 30
  • Nili Margalit, 41
  • Shani Goren, 29
  • Sapir Cohen, 29

Names of overseas nationwide hostages launched for the reason that deal

Another overseas nationals — largely Thai — have been additionally launched throughout the pause in combating.

Nov. 24: 10 Thai nationals and one Filipino nationwide have been launched, the Thai and Philippine overseas ministries confirmed. Israel’s International Ministry additionally listed the names of these freed.

  • Uthai Sangnuan, Thai nationwide
  • Uthai Thunsri, Thai nationwide
  • Buddee Saengboon, Thai nationwide
  • Bancha Kongmanee, Thai nationwide
  • Wichai Kalapat, 28, Thai nationwide
  • Withoon Phumee, 33, Thai nationwide
  • Mongkhol Phajuabboon, Thai nationwide
  • Boonthom Phankhong, Thai nationwide
  • Santi Boonphrom, Thai nationwide
  • Natthawaree Moonkan, Thai nationwide
  • Gelienor (Jimmy) Pacheco, 37, Filipino nationwide

Nov. 25: The Thai International Ministry stated 4 Thai nationals have been launched, they usually have been named by a Thai public broadcaster.

Nov. 26: The Thai International Ministry stated three Thai nationals had been launched. Their names have been printed by the Israeli International Ministry.

  • Phonsawan Pinakalo
  • Surin Kesungnoen
  • Wichian Temthon

Nov. 28: Thailand’s overseas minister stated he welcomed two Thai nationals who had been launched. They have been named by Israel’s International Ministry.

  • Pattanayut Tonsakree
  • Owat Suriyasri, 40, father of two

Nov. 29: The Israeli prime minister’s workplace introduced that 4 Thai nationals had been launched into Israel. They have been named by Thailand’s International Ministry.

  • Paiboon Rattanin
  • Kong Saelao
  • Juckapan Sikena
  • Chalermchai Sangkaew

Israeli American mom launched as husband stays in Hamas captivity

Names of hostages who have been launched or freed earlier than the deal

Earlier than the pause in combating, Hamas launched 4 hostages in two batches in October. Individuals Judith Raanan, 59, and her daughter Natalie, 17, have been launched Oct. 20. Hamas stated this was for “humanitarian causes,” with out elaborating.

Yocheved Lifshitz and Nurit Cooper, Israeli girls of their 70s and 80s, have been launched Oct. 23, for what Hamas referred to as “crushing humanitarian causes.” Their husbands stay in captivity.

Israel stated one in every of its troopers who was taken within the Hamas incursion was launched after a rescue operation in late October. The soldier was recognized as Pvt. Ori Megidish.

Hostages confirmed useless in Gaza: A minimum of 2

It is unclear how lots of the remaining hostages are nonetheless alive.

Israel has stated it found the our bodies of two hostages — 19-year-old Cpl. Noa Marciano and Yehudit Weiss, a 65-year-old who had been taken hostage from Kibbutz Beeri — who have been “murdered in captivity.” After Hamas stated Marciano was killed by an Israeli strike, the Israel Protection Forces stated intelligence and a “preliminary pathological report” indicated that Hamas killed Marciano after an Israeli strike wounded her. The Put up couldn’t independently confirm the declare, and Israel didn’t present the proof on which it based mostly its evaluation. Hamas militants have stated that some hostages have been killed in Israeli airstrikes, however they haven’t produced proof that corroborates their claims.

Lior Soroka, Shira Rubin and Kate Brady contributed to this report.



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