A female hostage held by the Islamist terrorist organisation Hamas has given birth to a baby, according to Israeli reports.
Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, disclosed this in a letter to the wife of the U.S. President, First Lady Jill Biden, on Wednesday.
She noted in the letter that she was writing mother-to-another-mother.
Sara Netanyahu wrote in the letter that 32 children were among the hostages. One of them was 10 months old.
“One of the kidnapped women was pregnant,” she also wrote, adding: “She gave birth to her baby in Hamas captivity.
“You can only imagine, as I do, what must be going through that young mother’s mind as she is being held with her newborn by these murderers.”
Mrs Netanyahu appealed to Mrs Jill Biden to work with her on behalf of the abducted children.
“We must speak out on behalf of these children. We must call for the immediate release of them and all those being held,” she wrote.
She also said the Red Cross must be allowed to see the hostages.
“This nightmare that began over a month ago must end,” Mrs Netanyahu wrote.
“These children need our help,” she added.
Islamist Hamas killed around 1,200 people in southern Israel on October 7.
The terrorists also kidnapped some 240 people and took them to the Gaza Strip where they have since been held.
According to the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Health in Gaza, more than 11,500 people have been killed in Israeli counter-attacks.