Hamas released a new hostage video Monday, showing three kidnapped Israeli women begging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help gain their freedom.The video — which Netanyahu dismissed as “cruel” propaganda — shows the trio yelling at him over their plight at still being among more than 200 snatched during the terrorists’ Oct. 7 massacre. “Hello, Bibi Netanyahu,” the woman in the middle says in Hebrew, according to a translation from the Jerusalem Post, which identified them as Yelena Tropanov, Danielle Aloni, and Rimon Kirscht.“We have been in Hamas captivity for 23 days,” she said.“We know that there was supposed to be a ceasefire. You were supposed to release all of us. You made a commitment to release all of us,” she yells.The woman then accuses Netanyahu of “political and national neglect” and of “screwing up” on Oct. 7, when Hamas carried out a surprise attack that killed more than 1,400 people in Israel and saw more than 200 others kidnapped.“No military was there. Nobody came. Nobody heard us,” the hostage claims. “We are innocent citizens. Citizens who pay taxes to the State of Israel. You want to kill us all. You want to kill us all using the IDF.“It isn’t enough that Israeli citizens were killed,” she continues. “Let us go. Let us go now… Let us return to our families now!”Netanyahu condemned the video as “cruel psychological propaganda by Hamas-ISIS.”“We embrace the families and are doing everything to return all of the captives and missing to their families,” he said.Tropanov was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz along with her mother and her son and his girlfriend, according to Israeli outlets. Her husband was among those killed on Oct. 7. Aloni was also taken from Nir Oz along with her daughter, sister, brother-in-in-law and her twin nieces. Kirsht was kidnapped with her husband from Kibbutz Nirim. Netanyahu addressed them directly in another message Monday, writing: “To Yelena Trupanob, Daniel Aloni and Rimon Kirsht, who were abducted by Hamas, which is committing war crimes. I embrace you. Our hearts are with you and the other the captives.“We are doing everything to bring home all of the captives and missing.”The new video stands in contrast with a previous hostage testimony released from Hamas earlier in the war, where Israeli-French citizen Mia Schem was filmed receiving medical treatment for a wounded arm. Unlike the women on Monday, who were likely forced to shout at Netanyahu by Hamas, Schem only spoke briefly about the care she was receiving in Gaza as she also pleaded for her safe return. The Israeli government slammed that video as propaganda as well, claiming Hamas was trying to win favor on the world stage by showing its treatment of the hostages following international condemnation over the kidnappings. So far, Hamas has only released four hostages, an American mother-and-daughter and two elderly Israeli women.Israel estimates that there are some 239 people currently held captive by the terrorist group. Hamas has claimed that more than 50 hostages have been killed by Israel’s airstrikes over Gaza over the last three weeks, but have yet to provide any evidence of the deaths.
30 Ekim 2023 - 19:40
Hamas releases propaganda video of Israeli hostages accusing Netanyahu of wanting ‘to kill us all’
Hamas has released a video of three Jewish hostages – Yelena Tropanov, Danielle Aloni, and Rimon Kirscht – yelling angrily at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, blaming him for …
30 Ekim 2023 - 19:40