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Hamas Releases Disturbing New Video Showing Three Female Israeli Hostages

Palestinian terror group Hamas has released a disturbing new video showing three young Israeli women held hostage in Gaza since the October 7 attack.

The three women have been identified as 19-year-old Daniella Gilboa, 19-year-old Karina Ariev, and 30-year-old Doron Steinbrecher.

This is the first time they have been seen alive since Hamas gunmen brutally kidnapped them on October 7 in the terror group’s assault into southern Israel, although the two younger captives were seen in footage released earlier this month that showed them on the day they were kidnapped.

Addressing the camera against a beige background, the women said they had been detained for 107 days, suggesting the video may have been filmed on Sunday.

In the five-minute long edited clip, complete with video graphics, the three women identify themselves and ask the Israeli government to return them home.

They also accuse Israel of abandoning them which, as with the case with previous hostage videos, is a claim that was likely made under duress.

Karina and Daniela were last seen in videos on October 7 itself along with two other teenagers, their faces bloodied and terrified.

That shocking recording showed them lined up against a wall in Gaza, their hands bound behind them, with Liri Albag and Agam Berger, 18 and 19 respectively.

The four girls have become one of the symbols used by groups calling on Hamas and Israel to negotiate the release of the hostages, with their pictures being held up earlier this month by Israel’s ambassador to the UN.

Gilad Erdan told the assembly: ‘This picture, I hope you have seen it. Look at these girls, look at them. These are the before and after pictures of Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Daniela Gilboa and Agam Berger.

‘See how the hope in their eyes has been drained to horror and how their smiling faces have been beaten and abused. Look at their faces – why are you silent? What have you here done to bring them home? Nothing.’

Daniela’s parents this week met British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Lord David Cameron to push for their release.

The girls were snatched from Nahal Oz, near the Gaza border, in the first hours of the Hamas attack on October 7 in which 1,200 died and scores of women were raped.

The first sign of life came when Hamas shared a short clip of them lined up in Gaza with other videos showing them bundled into trucks at gunpoint.

More than 200 people were dragged back across the border into Gaza.

While many have been released in deals struck between Hamas and Israel, Daniella, Karina and Doron are among those still being held in the coastal territory.

Earlier this month, after negotiations stalled following a collapsed ceasefire between Hamas and the IDF, the parents of the youngest female hostages sharing the heart-wrenching pictures as they demanded their immediate release.

They appealed to mothers and fathers around the world to speak up as horrific details emerge that some female captives have been raped at gunpoint.

Others had limbs amputated, it was reported.

‘Imagine if it was your daughter, your little girl in their hands,’ Daniela’s mother Orly, 38, said at the time. ‘What would you imagine?’

Liri’s father Eli, 54, said: ‘Think for one day that you don’t have connection with your daughter and you know they are in the hands of bad people. Then tell me what you would say after 90 days. This is killing us. Every minute is like an hour.’

The release of the video today came shortly after a ruling by the UN’s top court that Israel should do everything it can to prevent any acts of genocide in Gaza.

The court called for the ‘immediate and unconditional release’ of hostages who were abducted during the October 7 attack.

While the ruling denied Palestinian hopes of a binding order to halt the war in Gaza, it also represented a legal setback for Israel, which had hoped to throw out a case brought under the genocide convention established in the ashes of the Holocaust.

The court found that there was a case to be heard about whether Palestinian rights were being denied in a war it said was causing grievous humanitarian harm.

It also called for Palestinian armed groups to release hostages captured in the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel that precipitated the conflict.

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said the decision was a welcome reminder ‘no state is above the law’. Senior Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters the decision would contribute to ‘isolating the occupation and exposing its crimes in Gaza’.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the court had ‘justly rejected the outrageous demand’ to deprive Israel of what he called the ‘basic right to defend itself’, by ordering it to halt fighting.

‘But the mere claim that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians is not only false, it’s outrageous, and the willingness of the court to even discuss this is a disgrace that will not be erased for generations,’ he said.

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  • Quasimodo 2020 says:

    I am old testiment retribution froendly, ans uf every man woman and child related to a hamas soldier was removed from the faxe of the earth I would not shed a tear. Young and old if you support terrorism tou have no place in a civilized world and should be removed from it. If tou are an american citizen that supports a terrorist organization like hamas you should be stripped of toyr wealth belongings and deported to gaza with nothing but the clothes on your back bexause tou are a danger to american citizens.

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