Families of hostages fear for their safety as Hamas threatens executions
Relatives have spoken of their horror as their loved ones are held hostage in Gaza. Hamas has threatened executions if Israel attacks homes without warning.
Human rights groups are busy trying to track the kidnappings as evidence of war crimes, but for their distraught families there is only a harrowing wait for news.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said Hamas was responsible for their care and well-being, and that Israel would ‘settle the score with anyone who harms them’.
Meanwhile, Hamas has claimed that it has hidden the hostages in Gaza but has threatened to kill them if civilian homes are bombed by the Israelis.