6 Apr 2024

Israel says body of hostage recovered by special forces in night operation

Israel says its special forces have recovered the body of a man they say was killed while being held captive in Gaza.

Elad Katzir was one of the 253 people taken hostage during the Hamas-led attacks in Israel last October.

Almost six months now into the war, repeated attempts to broker a second truce – after a week-long pause in fighting in November – have failed.

Hamas leaders say they will travel to Cairo for ceasefire talks tomorrow, but have reiterated their demand for a prisoner exchange and a permanent end to the fighting.