The Youngest Israeli Hostage Not Included in Latest Release List
The Bibas family, including 10-month-old Kfir Bibas, the youngest Israeli hostage, has not been included in the latest list of people to be released from Gaza, according to relatives of the family. Kfir’s parents, Yarden and Shiri, along with his 4-year-old brother Ariel, were taken hostage from Israel on October 7. The video of Shiri and her two children released from Gaza on that day was one of the first videos of hostages in Gaza.
Father’s Condition and Whereabouts Unknown
Yarden’s sister, Ofri Bibas, expressed concern on Tuesday regarding the condition and whereabouts of the boys’ father. She stated that Yarden was hit by a hammer on October 7, but there is no further information available. The family believes that Yarden has been separated from his wife and children based on the videos they have seen.
Concerns for the Children’s Safety and Well-being
Ofri Bibas raised concerns about the safety and well-being of the two children. She emphasized the urgency of their release, saying, “Every day there is a danger to their lives, and they must be released as soon as possible.” Of particular worry is the lack of access to formula for the 10-month-old baby.
Medical Conditions of Ariel Bibas
It was also revealed that Ariel Bibas, the 4-year-old brother, has several medical conditions.
Release Efforts Complicated by Hamas Involvement
Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Daniel Hagari stated that the Bibas family is not currently held hostage by Hamas, which further complicates the efforts to secure their release. According to a diplomatic source briefed on the negotiations, more than 40 hostages taken on October 7 were not held by Hamas.
Read More of this Story at www.cnn.com – 2023-11-28 14:19:00
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