According to a spokesman for the US National Security Council, they still have a lot to do, but they are optimistic.
About 500 people are still residing in the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza, where, according to the director of the institution, there is sporadic gunfire. He said: 12 people were killed in the attack on the hospital, but the Israeli army denies that it opened fire. Another 200 patients were transferred to Han Unish Hospital with the help of the Red Cross.
IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari reported that soldiers found a “weapons factory” in a mosque in Gaza City. Meanwhile, six American citizens who served in the Israeli army have died so far. Four of them died in the Gaza Strip, and one soldier died in northern Israel.
On the other hand, the Israeli army also reported that nearly 400 Israeli soldiers died in combat over the past six weeks.
– President Biden and I will do everything in our power to free the hostages, including children and Americans, from Hamas captivity. We have never been this close to agreement. “We are confident, but we still have a lot of work to do,” said John Kirby, spokesman for the US National Security Council.
According to a relative of one of the hostages, the Israeli leadership still considers eliminating Hamas a priority over releasing the hostages.
We are talking about human lives, and we feel that this should be a priority. It’s about our family. This does not mean at all that I am not concerned with eliminating Hamas. “But we are very critical of how tasks are prioritized,” the man said.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh wrote in a post on Telegram that an agreement with Israel is close.