Families of Hamas hostages urge Congress to help secure release of loved ones

The families of hostages being held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza came to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to help secure the release of their loved ones.

The group of families first came to the Senate side, where they gathered with a bipartisan coalition that included Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), before holding a press conference calling for additional action to free those still in captivity. 

Parents, aunts, uncles, and siblings shared stories of their final moments of contact with their family members before they were taken on Oct. 7, which marked the largest massacre of Jewish people since the Holocaust. They also urged congressional leaders to place pressure on the Israeli government and other countries involved in negotiations to take one of the available prisoner swap deals that would bring
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