Middle East

Hamas says another hostage held in Gaza died after Israeli air strike

Palestinian militant group Hamas said on Saturday that another one of the hostages abducted during its Oct. 7 attack on Israel has died. Hamas released a video saying that Nadav Popplewell, who was taken hostage from the southern Israeli community of Kibbutz Nirim, died after being wounded in an Israeli strike in Gaza. According to a hostages support group, Popplewell’s brother was killed during the Oct. 7 attack, his mother was freed during a brief truce in November. Israeli officials say 128 of them are still held captive in the Palestinian territory, including 36 who are dead. FRANCE 24’s Irris Makler reports.

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