Since the 7th of October, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been calling for the unconditional release of the hostages as a priority, while also pressing for access to them and the ability to provide them with medical care.

We advocate for the hostages in bilateral dialogue with those who have the influence to make a difference. We have published a dozen of statements where this has been communicated publicly. Our President has met with relatives of the hostages and has herself publicly asked for their release.

Here are selected examples:

ICRC news release
7th October 2023

Ynet
14th October 2023

ICRC Spokesperson, Stephan Ryan, an interview on Kann
21st October 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
21st October 2023

ICRC’s website
21st October 2023

ICRC Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Fabrizio Carboni, an interview to Haaretz
25th October 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
30th October 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
7th November 2023

ICRC on Twitter / X
7th November 2023

ICRC’s News Release
14th November 2023

ICRC Head of Strategic Communication, Patricia Ray, an interview on IDF Radio
26th November 2023

ICRC Spokesperson, Sarah Davies, an interview on Kann Radio
26th November 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
27th November 2023

ICRC’s President Mirjana Spoljaric on Twitter / X
4th December 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
4th December 2023

ICRC Spokesperson, Sarah Davies, an interview on Haaretz Podcast
5th December 2023

ICRC Facebook
14th December 2023

ICRC’s President Mirjana Spoljaric on Twitter / X
14th December 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
23rd December 2023

ICRC on Twitter / X
23rd December 2023

ICRC’s President Mirjana Spoljaric on Twitter / X
23rd December 2023

ICRC’s Facebook
14th January 2024

ICRC on Twitter / X
14th January 2024

ICRC’s statement
14th February 2024

ICRC’s spokeswoman, Sarah Davies, channel 12
15th February 2024