Irish girl, 8, believed murdered by Hamas is being held hostage in Gaza, Israel says – war latest
King Charles earlier led the Remembrance Sunday service.
An Irish-Israeli girl previously, believed murdered in the Hamas incursion, is still alive, Israel’s foreign ministry said.
Emily Hand was among the civilians in Kibbutz Be’eri when armed militants burst through the border on October 7, massacring at least 1,200.
Days after the attack, her distraught dad Thomas told reporters of his ‘relief’ that his daughter was among the killed, because being kidnapped by the group was a fate ‘worse than death’.
After a week of waiting, Israel finally confirmed reports today that the eight-year-old is still alive and is being held hostage in the Gaza Strip.
The ministry posted a video of Emily on X, previously Twitter, showing her playing and urging for her to be released.
Away from the ongoing negotiations for hostages to be released, Gaza’s largest hospital has ceased to function.
Six premature babies have died at Al-Shifa Hospital, where the fuel for generators ran out, after their incubators were turned off, the health ministry announced this morning.