Brazil’s Lula says hostages must be released for sake of peace after IDF recovers body of Brazilian-Israeli Michel Nisenbaum

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Brazil says he will continue to fight for the return of all hostages held by Hamas in Gaza, after the IDF said it had recovered the body of Brazilian-Israeli national Michel Nisenbaum, 59, along with two others in an overnight operation.

“I learned with immense sadness of the death of Michel Nisenbaum, a Brazilian hostage held by Hamas,” Lula says on X. “I met his sister and daughter, and I know the immense love that his family had for him.”

He pledges that “Brazil will continue to fight and we will remain engaged in efforts to have all hostages released so that we can have a ceasefire and peace for the people of Israel and Palestine.”

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