The European Commission said on Friday it would hold back part of a payment of 82 million euros for the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) but increase overall aid to the Palestinians by 68 million euros this year.
Israeli special forces have recovered the body of 28-year-old hostage Elia Toledano who was held in the Gaza Strip by Hamas since its Oct. 7 rampage in southern Israel, the military said in a statement on Friday.
The military said that an "identification procedure" had been carried out by medical officials, military rabbis and forensic experts.
Toledano was taken by Hamas from an outdoor music festival that had turned into a massacre, Israeli media reported.
More than 130 hostages remain in Gaza. Some have been declared dead in absentia by Israeli authorities
Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Jacqueline Wong
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