Germany and Hungary issue passports to Israeli hostages in Gaza

The governments of Germany and Hungary have approved citizenship and issued passports to Jewish Israeli hostages in Gaza.

Some of the hostages who received German and Hungarian passports were freed in exchange for Israel’s release of convicted Palestinian terrorists and criminals. Other Jewish Israeli hostages who have received Hungarian and German citizenship and are still being held hostage.

The Israelis who received passports have family members who were born in the Central European countries.

Dual citizenship could play a role in the complex negotiations to rescue the hostages because of the intervention of foreign states seeking to protect their citizens. It is unclear when the hostages were provided with the German and Hungarian passports. According to the authorities, there are 136 Israeli hostages in Gaza.


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