Hamas releases extra movies exhibiting US and Israeli hostages alive | EUROtoday

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Hamas has launched propaganda movies offering proof of reside for 2 extra hostages, the American-Israeli Keith Siegel and Israeli captive Omri Miran. Both males had been captured by the militant group in Gaza throughout the assaults on 7 October.

In one of many clips Mr Siegel makes a plea to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to barter with Hamas for a hostage launch deal. Mr Miran says within the video that he has been in captivity for 202 days, indicating that the video was filmed this week on Thursday.

The two males, visibly beneath duress, additionally mentioned they had been unable to rejoice the Jewish vacation of Passover, which ends on Tuesday.

The Independent can’t instantly confirm when and the place the movies had been shot.

Mr Siegel, a US citizen, was kidnapped alongside his spouse from their residence in Kibbutz Kfar Aza on 7 October when the militant group attacked Israel. She was later launched in November throughout a quick truce.

Mr Miran was taken captive from Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Families of the most recent two hostages seen alive on video mentioned they’ll proceed to combat for his or her males to come back again residence safely. They additionally pushed the Israeli authorities to safe a brand new hostage launch deal.

“Keith I love you, we will fight until you return,” his spouse Aviva mentioned in a video assertion.

His daughter Ilan additionally requested the Israeli leaders to assist. “Seeing my father today only emphasises to all of us how much we must reach a deal as soon as possible and bring everyone home. I demand that the leaders of this country watch this video and see their father crying out for help.”

Mr Siegel’s different daughter, in the identical video assertion, mentioned, “If you watched the video, you saw that my father knows we are all coming to the rally every week and fighting for him and all the captives.”

The Israeli authorities has not issued a touch upon the most recent hostage video shared by Hamas.

This is the second video of hostages talking, and calling on Mr Netanyahu for negotiations, launched by Hamas this week.

On Wednesday, the militant group launched a propaganda video of Israeli-American hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin, exhibiting him alive however with an amputated left arm.

Mr Goldberg-Polin was among the many a whole lot of individuals kidnapped by Hamas and different Islamist teams throughout their 7 October assault on southern Israel that led to the continuing conflict in Gaza.

The earlier video, revealed on Hamas’s Telegram channel, confirmed Mr Goldberg-Polin sporting a crimson shirt and together with his left hand lacking. The 23-year-old was attending the Nova music pageant in southern Israel when Hamas attacked and was injured by a grenade.

That video was the primary proof of life offered publicly for Mr Goldberg-Polin since his seize. He is seen with a buzz minimize and searching gaunt and pale, and makes feedback criticising the Israeli authorities for abandoning the people who find themselves at the moment held hostage by Hamas and live “in hell”.

The households of hostages nonetheless held by Hamas have repeatedly criticised Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s authorities for not doing sufficient to safe their launch.

Around 250 individuals are believed to be kidnapped by Hamas and different militant teams on 7 October. These teams probably nonetheless have round 100 hostages of their captivity and the stays of almost 30 others.

Most of the remaining had been freed in November in trade for the discharge of 240 Palestinians imprisoned by Israel.