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“The food wasn’t plentiful to start with, and as time passed, the food dwindled,” said 84-year-old Ditza Heiman, who was released Tuesday.
The freed hostages urged the Netanyahu government to take all action necessary to secure the remaining captives’ release.
Trupanov, 50, had appeared in a hostage video disseminated by Hamas in the weeks after the attacks.
Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said Saturday that 137 Israelis and foreign nationals remained captive in the Gaza Strip.
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The Gaza health ministry said at least 193 Palestinians had been killed and 650 wounded since the truce ended on Friday morning.
He said that when the war was over, Israel would seek a “security envelope” with special zones and arrangements to prevent Hamas from being positioned on its border.
On Saturday, Israel recalled a team from Qatar, host of indirect negotiations with Hamas, accusing the Palestinian faction of reneging on a deal to free all the women and children it was holding.
Saleh Al-Arouri told al-Jazeera TV that Israeli hostages held by Hamas are soldiers and civilian men who previously served in the army.
Hamas, in its entirety, is designated as a terrorist organisation by countries including Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. New Zealand and Paraguay list only its military wing as a terrorist group. In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted against a resolution condemning Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation.