One Spanish citizen missing amid claims ‘120 civilians are being held captive’

120 civilians are being held hostage in Gaza

One Spanish national is said to still be missing and unaccounted for with over 100 people reportedly being held captive by Hamas militants.

This week it has all been about countries scrambling to get military aircraft together and rescue citizens who have been left stranded and stuck between the Israel-Hamas war over in the Middle East.

On Wednesday, October 11, Spain sent two military aircraft over to Tel Aviv and managed to bring back 500 citizens who had requested an extraction and return home, while the majority of them were Spanish nationals, there were people from other countries on board.

Hamas militants were the ones who decided to escalate tensions between Palestine and Israel last weekend when they launched a surprise attack on an Israeli music festival and their efforts have since seen 1,300 people killed by their troops.

How many people are missing in Israel?

According to AFP news agency, more than 100 foreign nationals have now been killed, kidnapped or still unaccounted for which shows how crucial it is for countries to continue their efforts to get people out of Israel, Palestine and more critically, the Gaza Strip.

AFP have released their most recent information – which is based on what national authorities have said – on how many people are still missing or have been killed, with a lot of Europeans still in precarious positions.

  • Austria – Three dead and two missing
  • Italy – Three missing
  • Ireland – One dead
  • Portugal – One dead and four missing
  • Spain – One dead and one missing
  • Switzerland – One dead
  • Turkey – One dead and one missing
  • UK – Four dead

How many people have been taken hostage by the Hamas group?

The fact that so many people are still missing from countries all over the world does indeed still allow families to have hope and pray they will come back home safe, although what they will be going through right now could be worth not even thinking about.

The Israel Defense Forces have posted on X (formerly known as Twitter) that there are indeed 120 civilians being held by the Hamas militants in Gaza, and the release of these people is something that Israel is demanding to happen immediately.

Until Israel sees all hostages released, they are very likely to continue their shelling, bombing and ground attacks on Hamas in Gaza, and people around the world will be praying for the militants to see sense and hand over all the innocent ones sooner rather than later.

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Aaron Hindhaugh

Qualified and experienced journalist covering all aspects of news and sport. Specialist in both Men's and Women's football with increasing coverage of golf and tennis.