Number of Britons killed in Hamas attack on Israel rises to nine

A further seven remain missing after the incursion from Gaza into Israel on October 7.

Number of Britons killed in Hamas attack on Israel rises to nine
TOPSHOT - An Israeli soldier stands in front of a burnt house on October 17, 2023 in Kibbutz Beeri near the border with Gaza, on the aftermath of an attack by Palestinian militans on October 7. Diplomatic moves to free some 200 hostages held by Hamas in Gaza gathered pace on October 17, with Turkey saying it was in talks with the Islamist group to secure their release. (Photo by Menahem KAHANA / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)
Hamas has reportedly taken up to 200 hostages (Picture: Menahem KAHANA/AFP)

The number of British people killed during Hamas’s attack on Israel has risen to nine, the prime minister’s spokesperson has said.

A further seven remain missing after the incursion from Gaza into Israel on October 7.

Until yesterday, authorities said seven Brits had been confirmed killed, with nine missing.

A spokeswoman for the prime minister said: ‘We can now confirm that at least nine British nationals were tragically killed in last week’s terrorist attacks.

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‘And a further seven British nationals are missing, some of whom are feared to be among the dead or kidnapped.’

The UK government has not confirmed how many Britons are among the hostages held by Hamas but Rishi Sunak, during his trip to Israel on Thursday, met two families who have a loved one being kept captive in Gaza.

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