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Israel's chief military spokesperson: 31 hostages in Gaza are dead

Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari shows what he says is the house of a senior Hamas naval commander located next to a school at a location given as Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's chief military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said on Tuesday that 31 of the remaining hostages held in Gaza were pronounced dead.

"We have informed 31 families that their captured loved ones are no longer among the living and that we have pronounced them dead," he told a regular media briefing.

Israel has said 136 hostages are still being held in Gaza.

(Reporting by Henriette Chacar; Editing by James Mackenzie)