As Gaza hostage crisis drags on for Israel, here’s what we know

JERUSALEM: Israel’s announcement that four more hostages, including three men in their 80s, have died in Hamas captivity has fueled fears that time is running out for those still alive in Gaza. This sparked protests across Israel, calling for an immediate ceasefire deal that would secure the release of dozens of remaining prisoners in exchange for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel. About eight months after the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, according to official Israeli figures, things stand: HOSTAGES CAPTURED OCTOBER. 7 AND REPLACED

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