Mohammad Alatrash, who has been missing since the October 7, Hamas assault on southern Israel, has been confirmed to be among the hostages being held captive by Hamas, the IDF says.
Military spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says that intelligence information indicates Alatrash is in Gaza, bringing the number of confirmed hostages currently held to 138.
Alatrash, 40, is a father of 13 from the Bedouin village of Sawa in the Negev. Family members say they have had no word on him since the assault.
“Only about two days ago we started receiving details that he might be among the hostages. We are waiting to know about his condition and to hopefully hear his voice, and to bring him back to the family,” his father tells the Ynet news site.