IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says the military has so far notified the families of 199 hostages that their loved ones are being held in the Gaza Strip.
Among the hostages that Hamas terrorists took to Gaza after the devastating assault last week are many elderly, children and women.
Hagari says the military has some information on the whereabouts of hostages being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
“We are making valiant efforts to try to understand where the hostages are in Gaza, and we have such information,” Hagari says in response to a question at a press conference.
“We will not carry out an attack that would endanger our people,” he adds.