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Foreign Nationals Caught in the Crossfire of Israel-Hamas Conflict: Casualties and Hostages

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In the wake of a shocking and unexpected attack on Israel by Hamas on Saturday, which resulted in the tragic deaths of approximately 700 people, including mostly Israelis, several foreigners have been killed, injured, or taken hostage. Among the affected nations, the United States, Thailand, Nepal, Ukraine, France, the UK, Canada, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico have reported citizens who have suffered due to the ongoing conflict. Here’s a summary of what we currently know:

United States:

9 confirmed deaths, others missing The United States has officially confirmed the deaths of nine of its citizens, with several more still unaccounted for. State Department spokesman Matthew Miller expressed deep concern over the situation.


Tragically, twelve Thai laborers lost their lives, while eight were wounded, and eleven were taken captive. The Thai foreign ministry has been actively involved in responding to the crisis, as there were approximately 5,000 Thai laborers working in the areas affected by the conflict.


10 deaths Nepal reported the deaths of ten of its citizens, all of whom were in Kibbutz Alumim. Additionally, four other Nepali nationals are currently receiving medical treatment in a hospital.


2 deaths Two Ukrainian women, who had been residing in Israel for several years, were among the casualties, as confirmed by Ukraine’s foreign ministry spokesman.


2 deaths, multiple individuals missing France has reported two of its citizens killed in what they describe as “Hamas’s terrorist attacks against Israel.” Additionally, there are concerns about the safety and whereabouts of several other French nationals who were in the region during the attacks.


1 death, 1 missing Jake Marlowe, a 26-year-old British citizen who had been living in Israel for the past two years, is believed to have been taken hostage. Israel’s ambassador to Britain acknowledged the presence of one British citizen in Gaza without revealing their identity.


Reports of 1 death, 2 missing Canadian authorities are actively working to verify reports of one Canadian citizen’s death and the disappearance of two others in the midst of the conflict.


Several hostages Multiple individuals holding dual German-Israeli citizenship have been kidnapped, according to a source from the German foreign ministry.


3 missing, 1 injured Three dual Brazilian-Israeli nationals are reported missing after attending the festival, while a fourth individual is currently receiving medical treatment in a hospital, as confirmed by Brazil’s foreign ministry.


2 hostages Mexico’s foreign minister revealed that two Mexican citizens, one male and one female, have been taken hostage, although detailed information about their situation remains limited.

The ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has undoubtedly had far-reaching consequences, with foreign nationals caught in the crossfire experiencing various degrees of hardship. As the situation unfolds, governments and authorities from the respective countries continue their efforts to assist their citizens and ensure their safety in this challenging environment.

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