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Israel launches movie of female conscripts held by Hamas

Female hostages who are Israeli soldiers Liri Albag and Agam Berger sit on the ground with their hands bound during their capture by Gazan militants at Nahal Oz military base in southern Israel on October 7

By Dan Williams

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli tv aired formerly kept video footage on Wednesday of 5 pyjama-clad female army conscripts being taken by Hamas shooters throughout the Oct. 7 raid that set off the Gaza war.

The slaves’ households hoped the video footage would increase pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to concur a truce with Hamas and protect the captives’ release.

The federal government saw the release of the subtitled three-minute clip to nationwide and worldwide media as a chance to support assistance.

“These women are still in the captivity of Hamas. Please do not avert,” federal government representative David Mencer informed press reporters. “Enjoy the movie. Assistance Israel in bringing our individuals home.”

The video footage reveals the girls, all of them shocked and some bloodied, being bound and bundled into a jeep.

“I have good friends in Palestine,” among the conscripts, 19-year-old Naama Levy, pleads in English.

Among the shooters can be heard screaming back in Arabic: “You are pets! We will step on you, pets!”

Another shooter informs a hostage: “You’re stunning.”

The Hostages Households Online forum, which represents loved ones of the 124 individuals – mainly civilians – still held by Hamas, stated the video footage was recuperated from bodycams used by shooters who assaulted the Nahal Oz base in southern Israel where the females functioned as security spotters.

Shots of killed Israeli soldiers were left out and publication was authorized by the households of the 5 slaves, the online forum stated.

“The Israeli federal government needs to not squander another minute; it needs to go back to the negotiating table today!”, the Online forum stated.

Israel states 1,200 individuals were eliminated and more than 250 abducted in the Oct. 7 attack led by Hamas. Israel reacted by releasing an offending to remove the Islamist militant group in which Gaza health authorities state more than 35,000 Palestinians have actually been eliminated. Israel’s military states 286 Israeli soldiers have actually likewise been eliminated.

Netanyahu’s federal government states continued military pressure will require Hamas to yield. Captive households fear their enjoyed ones will not make it through which the females slaves might be raped. Hamas has actually rejected accusations of sexual assault by its guys.

“So please, please do whatever you can to, to bring them home,” Orly Gilboa, whose child Daniela is a captive, informed Reuters. “They suffer there every minute, every second. And every minute is necessary.”

Israel’s Foreign Ministry stated the ambassadors of Ireland, Norway and Spain, whom it summoned to object at their federal governments’ preparations to acknowledge a Palestinian state, would be revealed the video in an unique screening on Thursday.

(Extra reporting by Michal Yaakov Itzhaki, Modifying by Timothy Heritage)

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