Hamas lost contact with militants guarding four Israeli hostages

Hamas’ armed wing al-Qassam Brigades said on Monday it had lost contact with militants guarding four Israeli hostages, including US-Israeli citizen Hersh Goldberg-Polin, because of Israeli bombardment of Gaza over the past 10 days.

Goldberg-Polin, who previously pleaded to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his release in a video message published by the group in late April, is one of more than 250 Israelis and foreigners kidnapped by Hamas-led fighters during their October 7 attack on Israel.

Earlier , The Palestinian group Hamas said on Saturday that another one of the hostages abducted during its Oct. 7 attack on Israel has died.

Hamas released a video saying that Nadav Popplewell, who was taken hostage from the southern Israeli community of Kibbutz Nirim, died after being wounded in an Israeli strike in Gaza.The Israeli military did not offer immediate comment on the latest video


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