The Israeli Foreign Ministry came to confirm this Tuesday that the Spanish Ivan Illarramendiof which there has been no news since last October 7 When the Hamas attack took place in Israel, he would have been kidnapped in the hands of this terrorist group, which has about 200 hostages in its possession.
The acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, confirmed this Wednesday that the spanish Iván Illarramendi He is one of the hostages that Hamas is holding after the attack on Israel and has demanded his immediate release as well as the rest of the people who remain captured.
Sánchez made this request in a statement at the Moncloa Palace after participating in the summit held by videoconference between EU leaders to analyze the situation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
In a message on X, former Twitter, the Israeli Ministry has expressly included the Spanish flag among those of the 42 countries of which there are nationals in the hands of Hamas. Until now, the Spanish Government had not wanted to go into details about the circumstances in which Illarramendi, 46 years old and from Zarautz, would find himself.
The acting Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares, had announced on October 9 that there were two Spaniards “affected” by the attack by land, sea and air perpetrated by Hamas. Subsequently, on October 11, the Government confirmed that the another Spanish, the young Maya Villalobo19 years old and doing military service in Israel, had died.