Rachel Goldberg-Polin and John Polin, the parents of Hersh Goldberg-Polin, who is being held hostage in Gaza, expressed disappointment that the eight dual American-Israeli hostages are given little media attention in a CNN interview with Jake Tapper on Wednesday.

Of the eight dual American-Israeli hostages, five (Hersh Goldberg-Polin, Sagui Dekel-Chen, Edan Alexander, Omer Neutra, and Keith Segal) are assumed to be alive, and three (Judith Weinstein Haggai, Gadi Haggai, and Itay Chen) are dead, according to the AJC.

Rachel Goldberg-Polin said she found it “shocking that the vast majority of Americans have no idea that there are eight US citizens, currently right now as we are speaking, being held hostage in Gaza.”

Hostages are not a monolithic group

Despite the war being ongoing for 257 days since the time of the interview, she said that most people in America do not know that the remaining 120 hostages in Gaza come from 24 different countries and include Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.

“I very rarely hear anyone advocating for the Muslim Arabs being held or the Thai Buddhists being held or the black African Christians being held.”

“There are Nepalese, Argentinians, Germans, Polish, you just don’t hear it.”