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A man passes by a fence with photographs of hostages, mostly Israeli civilians who were abducted during the Oct. 7, unprecedented Hamas attack on Israel, in Ramat Gan, Israel. Image Credit: File photo

Tel Aviv: The Israeli army on Monday announced the deaths of four hostages in the Gaza Strip, following their abduction by Hamas during their attack on October 7.

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"(Israeli army) representatives have informed the families of Chaim Perry, Yoram Metzger, Amiram Cooper, and Nadav Popplewell, who were brutally abducted to the Gaza Strip on October 7, that they are no longer alive and that their bodies are held by the Hamas," an army statement said.