Palestinian Resistance Group Announces Death of Israeli Captive in Airstrikes

Palestinian Resistance Group Announces Death of Israeli Captive in Airstrikes

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas reported the death of a Zionist captive from injuries sustained during Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, amidst an enduring war marked by a genocidal Israeli campaign.

Announcement of the death came from Hamas's armed wing, Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, on Saturday, identifying the deceased as Nadav Popplewell, aged 51, wounded nearly a month ago.

"His health condition deteriorated, and he died because he did not receive intensive medical care in care centers as the enemy's destruction of hospitals in the Gaza Strip knocked them out of service," said Abu Obeida, spokesperson for the brigades.

The incident is linked to the events of October 7 last year when around 250 people were taken captive during a retaliatory operation by Gaza’s resistance groups.

The death of Popplewell adds to the grim toll of the Israeli war, with at least 34,971 Palestinians reported dead and 78,641 injured in the ongoing military onslaught, while thousands remain unaccounted for.

In late November, Hamas released 105 captives during a week-long truce, followed by recent efforts towards another truce proposal aimed at halting Israeli aggression and releasing the remaining captives, a proposal rejected by the Israeli regime.

In response to Popplewell’s death, families of the captives held an emergency press conference urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to swiftly reach a deal with Hamas.

"We don't have a moment to spare! You must strive to implement a deal that will bring them all back today," emphasized the families.

In solidarity, hundreds of protesters gathered in Tel Aviv and in the holy occupied city of al-Quds, urging the regime to engage in negotiations for a resolution.

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