On Monday, World Children’s Day, Israel tweeted a picture collage of the 40 Israelis under the age of 18 being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza.
United with IsraelThe day commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on Nov. 20, 1959. “They should be with their families. Not in a dark room or tunnel somewhere in Gaza,” the statement on Israel’s official X account reads.
One of the Israeli hostages being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip has likely given birth in captivity, Israel said on Nov. 13. The woman was nine months pregnant when Palestinian terrorists abducted her on Oct. 7.
The youngest hostage is Kfir Bibas, who was nine months old when he was taken to Gaza with his parents and a sibling.