Lapid: Each day that passes reduces chance that hostages will return alive

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid says the news of the deaths of three hostages, whose bodies were recovered by the IDF in an overnight operation, is “heartbreaking,” and calls for the release of those still in captivity.

“There are still 125 hostages in Gaza,” he says, counting the bodies of fallen IDF soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin among those taken on October 7, as well as Avera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed, who were captured after entering the Strip of their own accord in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

“With each passing day, the chance of bringing them home decreases,” he continues. “We need to do everything we can to bring them home as soon as possible.”

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