Israeli Army Recovers Bodies of Hostages

( – The Israeli Defense Forces have recovered the bodies of three more Israeli hostages in Gaza.

Israel announced the discovery of Michel Nisenbaum, 59, Hanan Yablonka, 42, and Oryon Hernandez Radoux, 30. Radoux was the boyfriend of tattoo artist Shani Louk, whose fate came to embody the horror of the October 7 attacks when Hamas terrorists paraded her body through Gaza. Radoux’s body was discovered a week after the IDF found Louk’s body. All victims had been taken to Gaza after they were killed on October 7.

Nisenbaum was a Brazilian-Israeli from Sderot, a southern city. He was attempting to rescue his 4-year-old daughter when he was captured and killed. Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, Israel’s military spokesman, announced the news in a television statement and vowed to retrieve the remaining hostages. In the October 7 attacks, Hamas killed 1,200 people and kidnapped approximately 250 others. According to Israel around 100 are still held captive by Hamas in Gaza. Tel Aviv has estimated that another 30 hostages taken to Gaza are presumed dead. Hamas’ military wing has recently claimed to have taken IDF members hostage in Jabalia in the north of Gaza. The IDF denied that any soldiers had been abducted. Tel Aviv has seen protests for months calling for an election and pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to do more to arrange the release of remaining hostages held in Gaza.

On May 13 Israeli protesters were so enraged by the delay in securing the release of remaining hostages that they blocked trucks delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza. Footage of the incident even showed children stamping on and destroying food destined for civilians in the war torn region. Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is so dire that it has led the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to call for the arrests of Netanyahu and Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant over alleged war crimes, which include using starvation as a weapon of war.

The U.N has ordered Israel to cease its assault on Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, which houses a million refugees. Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid slammed the U.N.’s decision, claiming that it ignored the connection of the bombardment to the release of hostages.

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