Israel will not provide information on 60 currently detained Hamas terrorists to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). While it was previously believed this information would be handed over, a move supported by security agencies, Itamar Ben-Gvir, the National Security Minister, strongly objected as Hamas has not permitted any Red Cross visitation to hostages.

Fabricio Carboni, Red Cross Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, said both sides have denied visits. He called this situation “unacceptable” but admitted that the ICRC is not involved in any ongoing negotiations to release hostages held by Hamas in Gaza.

The taking of hostages (and denying access to the Red Cross) is a violation of international law.

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Last week, as we previously reported, the European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the abduction of hostages on October 7th and calling for their immediate and unconditional release.