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Suspend Gaza aid until captives released say hostage families

(JNS) — The families of 132 Israeli hostages being held by Hamas on Tuesday held a protest march in an attempt to disrupt the transfer of aid to Gaza, calling on Israel to halt the flow of aid until their loved ones are freed.

“What do we get in return? We think that if we’re talking humanitarian [matters], this aid should be in exchange for our hostages,” said Carmit Itzhaki, whose niece Eden Yerushalmi, 24, was abducted from the Supernova music festival on Oct. 7.

“Hamas was under pressure to bring in supplies and therefore went along with the hostages’ release,” said Itzhaki, referring to N...


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