Estimated number of hostages held by Hamas rises to 212
The approximate number of hostages that are being held by Hamas militants has increased to 212, an Israeli Defense Forces spokesman says
The Hill reported the information.
According to a representative of the Israeli Defense Forces, the number of hostages held by Hamas militants has increased to 212 people.
IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari confirmed at a press conference on Sunday, October 22, that Hamas militants had captured 212 people on October 7.
The Biden administration has so far been steadfast in its support for Israel, pledging to back the country in its fight against Hamas. President Biden also stated that efforts to free other American hostages continue after Hamas, with the help of Qatar, released Judith Raanan and her daughter Natalie Raanan.
After the first attack, 10 Americans are still missing.
On October 21, the Israel Defense Forces announced that the Hamas terrorist organization was holding 210 people hostage in Gaza.