Tánaiste Micheál Martin says he has no confirmation Emily Hand (8) is alive as 23 Irish citizens get out of Gaza


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‘She won’t even know it’s her birthday’ – Father of Irish-Israeli girl Emily Hand believed to be kidnapped by Hamas

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Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said he has been given no confirmation that Irish-Israeli girl Emily Hand is alive.

However, he said he believes the eight year old will be among the first hostages released should an agreement be reached between Israel and Hamas.

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