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Hamas says Israeli strikes in Gaza killed nine captives in past 24 hours

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Nine people captured by Hamas in an attack on Israel a week ago have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza in the past 24 hours, the group’s armed wing said Saturday.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said at least five Israelis and four foreigners had been killed in Israeli “strikes on locations where the prisoners were held,” without elaborating.

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The latest deaths bring to 22 the overall number of fatalities among the estimated 150 hostages - Israelis, foreigners and dual-nationals - seized by Hamas gunmen on October 7.

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