In France y Germany Anguish is growing over the fate of several of its citizens who live in Israel and who have not been heard from since Saturday. The French Government has confirmed the death of two French citizens, although he has not given details about his identity or the circumstances of his death. He has also confirmed that there are 14 citizens disappeared, whose situation “is very disturbing”. The number “is likely to evolve,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement, in which it said that, according to the information they have, “the kidnapping of some of them is very likely”including a child under twelve years of age.
“Since the start of the terrorist attacks against Israel last Saturday, the crisis cell in Paris, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem has been in contact with several dozen compatriots seeking, in particular, to locate their relatives, residents or passing through Israel. Since then, several French people have been rescued by Israeli security forces and are safe,” Foreign Affairs said.
There is still a lot of confusion, their whereabouts are unknown, but it is not known if they have died or been taken hostage by Hamas. This Monday Meyer Habiba deputy who represents his compatriots residing in Israel in the French Parliament, had announced the disappearance of seven other Frenchmen, including a 26-year-old young man, originally from Bordeaux (southwest of France), who was taken hostage while participating in the music festival near the Gaza border where at least 250 people have died.
“I just spoke with his father (…) He just confirmed to me, as we feared, that Hamas took Greedy“wrote the parliamentarian on the social network X (ex-Twitter), according to the AFP agency.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, there are more than a hundred Israelis kidnapped by Hamas in Gaza. “It is not known who they are, the list is not known, not even if they are alive or dead,” he declared to the BFM network. Julien Bahloul, French-Israeli citizen, expert on Israeli society. “It is a massacre similar to our November 13th,” he said, referring to the Islamist attacks in Paris in 2015 that left more than 130 dead.