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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met this evening (Tuesday) with families of the hostages held in Gaza by the Hamas terrorist organization.

"The effort [to return the hostages] continues, the contacts are taking place, they have not been cut off," Netanyahu assured them.

"There was an ultimatum from Hamas, now it has softened a bit," he added.

The meeting between the Prime Minister and the families of the hostages is being held currently at the Kirya in Tel Aviv.