Americans Killed By Hamas Rises To 27, Over A Dozen Captive, As US Arranges Evacuation Flights
Update(1355ET): The White House has confirmed that it has hostage negotiation experts in Israel working with the government and advising on hostage recovery. This as the death toll of Americans killed in the Saturday Hamas attack has risen to 27.
The numbers of missing Americans now stands at 14, according to a briefing by National Security Council spokesman John Kirby. These are presumed to be in captivity in Gaza. “The U.S. does not know anything about the condition of the U.S. hostages held by Hamas,” Kirby confirmed.
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