The families of three IDF soldiers who were kidnapped during the massacre of October 7 have been notified that their loved ones have been murdered by the Hamas terrorist organization, it was cleared for publication this evening (Tuesday). The three were killed in battle on October 7.
The fallen soldiers were identified as Sergeant Shaked Dahan, 19, Sergeant Kiril Brodski, 19, and Staff Sergeant Tomer Yaakov Ahimas, 20.
A security official stated that Israel possesses intelligence that would allow for the retrieval of two of the fallen soldiers for burial, but has no such intelligence for the location of the third soldier. The families have also been notified of this development.
This is the first time since the massacre of October 7 that the IDF has confirmed that Hamas is holding the bodies of fallen Israeli soldiers.
Earlier, Egyptian and Qatari sources told the Wall Street Journal that efforts to secure a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas would require "difficult compromises" from both sides.
The source claimed that if there is a deal in which Israeli soldiers or the bodies of soldiers are released by Hamas - Israel will have to release thousands of convicted terrorists in exchange as well as stop the fighting in Gaza altogether.