(GoRealNewsNow.com) – BREAKING NEWS NOW: Just moments ago, there was an update on the crisis involving Americans being held hostage by Islamic terrorists in Gaza.
Tragically, the news is not good.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has informed the public that, as a result of Saturday’s Hamas attack on Israel, there are still 17 Americans whose whereabouts remain unknown. That number has risen from previous government reports.
Sources indicate that it is presumed that most or all of the 17 are being held hostage.
“Where they are and in what condition… sadly we don’t know,” stated National Security Council spokesman John Kirby.
In response to the tragic Hamas terror attacks, President Biden reached out to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to take measures to minimize civilian casualties in the Gaza Strip.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew parallels between Hamas and ISIS, pledging that Israel’s retaliation against the terrorist organization would have far-reaching consequences for future generations.
The current death toll stands at 1,200 in Israel, with 14 Americans among the victims and an additional 1,100 casualties in Gaza. Alarmingly, approximately 150 individuals, including Americans, are feared to be held hostage by Hamas, with threats of execution looming.
Addressing the ongoing conflict in televised remarks, President Joe Biden reiterated his administration’s commitment to advising on hostage recovery, emphasizing, “I have no higher priority than the safety of Americans being held hostage around the world.”
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