The Israeli Army rescued the bodies of three other Hamas hostages during the early hours of this Friday. These are the Israeli Hanan Yablonka, the Brazilian-Israeli Michel Nisenbaum and the Mexican-French Orion Hernandez, who join the others three bodies found a few days ago. This last discovery has been made in the Jabalia areain the north of the Gaza Strip.

“According to verified intelligence information in our possession, the hostages were killed during the massacre of October 7 and kidnapped at the Mefalsim intersection towards Gaza by Hamas terrorists,” the Army said in a statement. A phrase that the same authorities used in their day to communicate that they had recovered the previous bodies.

The rescue of the bodies was carried out in a joint operation between the Army and the Shin Bet security agency, based in “precise intelligence obtained and analyzed in recent days” by the department created specifically to find the hostages. “At the beginning of the operation, intense fighting took place in the area,” the Army itself indicated. The bodies have already been identified at the Israel National Forensic Institute and the Israeli Police, and their respective families have been notified. “

The sad return of Michel, Hanan and Orion is another anguish for the families of the hostages, who share the pain, sadness and endless worry. His return for the burial provides important closure for family members. “Efforts must be made to bring all the murdered hostages back to Israel,” said the Forum of Families of Hostages and Missing Persons.

Likewise, the Forum has once again called on the government of Benjamin Netanyahu to “re-send the negotiating teams with the clear demand to reach an agreement that will allow all the hostages to be quickly returned to their homes: the living for rehabilitation and the murdered for burial.”

Netanyahu has sent a message of condolences to the families “with deep pain” At the same time, he praised the work of the Army’s IDF brigade, which “with great bravery in enemy territory” was able to rescue them and return them to their families for burial.

“We have a national and moral duty to do everything possible to return our hostages – lives and spaces – and that is what we are doing,” said the prime minister, who this week authorized to resume negotiations for an agreement to exchange hostages for prisoners, which has been stalled for months.

Michel Nisenbaum59 years old, lived in the city of Sderot and was a Brazilian-Israeli who emigrated to Israel at the age of 13, father of two daughters and grandfather of six, the youngest of whom he did not have the opportunity to meet. Hanan Yablonkaa 42-year-old father of two, lived in Tel Aviv and was kidnapped at the Nova music festival, as was Mexican-French Orion Hern├índez, 30, who attended with his partner Shani Louk -the German whose video in which she was seen, apparently dead, in a Hamas van entering Gaza on October 7 went viral and whose body was found in Jabalia last week– and his friend Keshet Casarotti, both killed by Hamas that day.

Of the 253 kidnapped on October 7, 121 captives remain in the enclavesome 40 of them dead according to Israel -more than 70 according to Hamas-; while there have been four other hostages for years, two of them dead. Since the war began, Israel and Hamas only reached a one-week truce agreement in late November, which allowed release 105 hostages in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners.

Additionally, four hostages were released by Hamas in October; three rescued by the Army – two of them in February in a successful operation in Rafah; while The bodies of 20 hostages have been recoveredthree of whom Israeli troops mistakenly killed in December.