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‘Foreigners are our guests, will release them when conditions allow’: Hamas claims to hold 250 people hostage in Gaza

Flyers exhibiting Israelis taken hostage are posted at Harvard College in Cambridge. Reuters

The Hamas has held over 200 to 250 folks, together with foreigners, hostage in Gaza, the phobia group’s spokesperson Abu Obeida stated in a televised assertion.

Obeida famous that though there isn’t any fastened quantity of people that have been held hostage attributable to “security and practical difficulties,” 200 of them have been confirmed to be within the palms of Hamas since 7 October.

The spokesperson added that fifty different hostages have been held by different “resistance factions and in other places.”

Obeida stated that they may shield the international hostages underneath them as they’re their “guests.” Nevertheless, they may solely be launched at any time when circumstances “on the ground” permit for it.

He additional stated that Israel’s floor operations in Gaza “do not scare us and we are ready for it.”

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In the meantime, US President Joe Biden confirmed that he’ll journey to Israel and Jordan on Wednesday to fulfill with each Israeli and Arab management, as considerations improve that the raging Israel-Hamas conflict might develop into a bigger regional battle.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken introduced Biden’s journey to Israel because the humanitarian state of affairs within the Gaza Strip grows extra dire and as Israel prepares for a attainable floor assault on the 141-square-mile (365-square-kilometer) territory to root out Hamas militants accountable for what US and Israeli officers say was probably the most deadly assault towards Jews because the Holocaust.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and made it clear that Israel wouldn’t cease till it had destroyed the navy and governing capabilities of Hamas.

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