The Hostages and Missing Families Forum, which represents the relatives of most of those held in Gaza, welcomes the operation that freed two of those held in Gaza, and calls on the government to “exhaust every option” to secure the freedom of those still in captivity.
“We commend the IDF soldiers who demonstrated strength and bravery to secure the release of the two hostages, and wish them all to return home safely and speedily,” the forum says in a statement.
“Time is running out for the remaining hostages held captive by Hamas. Their lives are at risk with each passing moment. The Israeli government must exhaust every option on the table to release them,” the statement says.