Palestinian resistance group Hamas has been holding 200 people captive since October 7, with 50 others held by other resistance factions.
Hamas’s military wing spokesperson, Abu Obeideh, stated that they will release the foreign prisoners when conditions are ripe.
At least 22 hostages taken from Israel have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Obeida did not provide a specific number of the captives, but assured them that they would be released once conditions allow.
Abu Obeideh has expressed readiness for an Israeli invasion of Gaza, stating that the threat of a ground offensive is not frightening them. Israel has confirmed the release of 199 captives in Gaza, and over 2,750 people have been killed in Israeli strikes since October 7.
Gaza is on edge as Israel prepares to launch its expected ground offensive, amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the enclave.