Hamas says 13 hostages killed in air strikes on Gaza. ‘Lies’, Israel says

October 14, 2023

At least 13 Israeli and foreign hostages held in the northern Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli air strikes in the past 24 hours, Hamas’ armed wing said on Friday. An Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari denied that, telling Al-Jazeera Arabic that “we have our own information and do not believe the lies of Hamas”. In a surprise assault early Saturday, Hamas militants stormed Israeli communities near the Gaza border and fired barrages of rockets, in an attack that claimed more than 1,300 lives. Israel says Hamas has taken more than 150 people hostage, including both civilians and security forces.