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Who are the remaining Gaza hostages?

Some 101 hostages taken by Hamas during its October 7 attack on Israel are still believed to be alive in Gaza, according to an AFP count after the rescue of two more on Monday.

To date 112 hostages out of the initial group of 253 – including some who were already dead when they were taken back to Gaza – have been freed.

The October 7 attack by Hamas on southern Israel resulted in the deaths of about 1,160 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on official figures.

Israel responded with a relentless offensive in Gaza that has killed at least 28,340 people, mostly women and children, according to the latest toll from the territory’s health ministry on Monday.

In a seven-day truce in November a total of 105 hostages were exchanged for Palestinians held in Israeli jails.

Fivehostages had been released earlier and on Monday the Israeli military announced that two more hostages were rescued in an overnight operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah: Fernando Simon Marman, aged 60, and 70-year-old Louis Har.

Those released to date include 33 children, 49 women and 30 men, mainly Thai farm workers.

The bodies of several other hostages who died in Gaza or were killed in the October 7 assault and then taken back to Gaza remain in the territory.

Israel has repatriated 11 bodies.

Israelis and foreigners

At least 14 women are known to be still held in Gaza, aged from 18-39.


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