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Israel investigating Hamas claims that Ariel and Kfir Bibas were killed in Gaza

(JTA) — Israel is investigating Hamas’ claim that its youngest hostages, brothers Kfir and Ariel Bibas, are dead, along with their mother Shiri.

The Bibas family became an early face of the hostage crisis after Hamas released a video showing Shiri holding her sons while being taken captive. Kfir, who is 10 months old, has become a symbol of the campaign for the hostages’ release. His brother Ariel is 4.

Although most of the child hostages have been freed under the agreement with Israel, the Bibas family was not among those who have been returned to Israel and was not on the list of hostages sl...


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