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December 7, 2023, 10:29 am
Stories of grief, love and longing
“They were brutally killed. There were so many dreams, they were only 22 years old,” said Delegation member Tali Kizhner.
BRUCE HILL & GARETH NARUNSKY
December 6, 2023, 1:08 pm
The stories of the Israeli Hostage Kids who have returned are harrowing
For the kids who have returned from captivity in Gaza, the road to recovery is long and complicated.
December 6, 2023, 10:12 am
Health Ministry says Hamas drugged released hostages to make them appear happy
Knesset committee urges ministry to send international health organisations an official report with evidence of the drugging and other disturbing post-release medical findings.
December 6, 2023, 10:03 am
‘Chaos and yelling’: Freed hostages, family members clash with Netanyahu in meeting
Released captive tells PM women are ‘being touched’ in the tunnels, as others speak of difficult conditions, airstrikes: ‘Bring them all home now, not in another month’.
December 5, 2023, 9:45 am
Hamas aims to make us not want to live in Israel. ‘Victory’ is when that threat is defeated
Battling in Gaza, the IDF is beginning the long process of restoring public faith in its ability to protect us from savage, amoral enemies; not so our political leaders.
December 4, 2023, 3:11 pm
Hamas forced hostage kids to watch atrocities
"When he arrived in Gaza, all of the residents, all of them, beat him up. He's a 12-year-old child," says Deborah Cohen.
December 1, 2023, 10:18 am
8 Israeli hostages freed from Gaza at end of seventh day of truce
Two women returned in late afternoon, while six others released to Israel shortly before midnight; unclear whether ceasefire will be extended further.
December 1, 2023, 7:43 am
Hamas frees 2 Israeli women, with 6-8 more set for return alongside 3 bodies
Mia Schem, 21, and Amit Soussana, 40, back in Israel as part of seventh group to be released from captivity in Gaza.
Agencies and TOI Staff
November 30, 2023, 10:47 am
In 6th release, 12 Israelis and 4 Thais freed from Gaza following 54 days of captivity
Among those freed are Raaya Rotem, mother of Hila released days ago; 13-year-old Gali Tarshansky; Yarden Roman-Gat, who handed daughter to husband to flee to safety.
November 29, 2023, 7:57 am
10 Israeli and 2 Thai hostages arrive back in Israel after 53 days in Gaza captivity
8 women, one teen and her mom freed; most were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz; footage shows them walking, flanked by armed, masked terrorists.
November 28, 2023, 9:35 am
Israel and Hamas agree to extend Gaza truce by two days, say US, Qatar
Doha, Cairo broker deal to maintain pause, in move that is expected to see some 20 additional hostages, 60 Palestinian security prisoners released; Israel says extension ‘not final’.
TOI Staff and Agencies
November 28, 2023, 8:46 am
Nine children, two mothers released from Hamas captivity as truce holds for 4th day
After delays, uncertainty, latest group of hostages – all from Nir Oz – freed from Gaza; IDF says Hamas handed Bibas family off to a different terror faction in Khan Younis.
November 27, 2023, 2:20 pm
Irish PM panned for saying hostage was ‘lost’
“Emily was never ‘Lost’ – she was brutally kidnapped and held hostage by terrorist Hamas.” War cabinet minister Benny Gantz
November 26, 2023, 9:10 am
Second round of hostages – 13 Israeli, 4 foreign nationals – freed to Israel
After much delay and anticipation, the second round of hostages have been released from Gaza. The group includes 8 children and 5 women.
November 25, 2023, 6:36 pm
Israel prepares to receive second group of hostages later Saturday
Israel's Channel 12 reported that the latest list of hostages set for release Saturday has 13 names and includes more children.