“I talk to the people involved every day. I believe it will happen, but I don’t want to go into any details,” said the US president on the effort to free the hostages.
American President Joe Biden esent a message of hope to the hostages and also to their families, telling them: “Be patient, we are coming” as reported by The Times of Israel.
He was previously asked what his message is to the families of the roughly 240 hostages in Gaza.
“I talk to the people involved every day. I believe it will happen, but I don’t want to go into any details,” added the American president.
In the attack launched by Hamas militants on October 7, around 1,200 people were killed in southern Israel and more than 240 were kidnapped and taken to the Gaza Strip. Only four hostages have been released to date.
On Sunday, the US president “unequivocally” condemned the hostage-taking of hundreds of people in Gaza, including a 3-year-old American citizen whose parents were killed in the October 7 attack.
The families of Israeli hostages from Hamas started a march from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem today, demanding that the Netanyahu government step up its efforts to secure their release.
A solidarity march in Israel is being organized in Washington tonight, after numerous demonstrations in several major US cities against the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.
To date, Israeli attacks in the besieged Palestinian enclave have killed more than 11,000 people, the majority of them women and children, according to Hamas’ tally.
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