In an action to pressure Netanyahu, the families of the kidnapped soldiers released images recorded by the group itself

The families of 7 female IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldiers, captured by Hamas on October 7, released this Wednesday (May 22, 2024) a video of the moment of their abduction.

The images, initially released by the extremist group itself, show Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Agam Berger, Daniella Gilboa and Naama Levy. They have been held hostage for just over 7 months.

The women were kidnapped during a Hamas attack on the Israeli military base of Nahal Oz, near the north of the Gaza Strip. They worked in the area of ​​national security, monitoring Israel’s border.

In the video, Hamas members order the group to remain silent and threaten: “Our brothers died because of you. We’re going to shoot you!”

Watch (3min10s):


The Forum for Hostages and Missing Families appealed to the country’s government, asking not to lose “not a moment more” and times “at the negotiating table”.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “horrified” and promised to take measures to combat Hamas.

Benny Gantz, war cabinet minister, said the images are “shocking”.

“Thoughts about them do not diminish and will not cease until they return.”stated on X (formerly Twitter).


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