Final Up to date: November 28, 2023, 14:16 IST
Hostages who have been kidnapped by Hamas gunmen throughout the October 7 assault on Israel, are handed over by Hamas militants to members of the Worldwide Committee of the Purple Cross, on this screengrab taken from video launched November 26, 2023. (Reuters)
On Monday, a brief truce between Israel and Hamas was prolonged for 2 extra days
The Israeli Army on Tuesday launched a minute-long video, claiming the hostages launched by Hamas underneath the truce deal, have been compelled to smile and wave at gunpoint. This comes after a number of the movies of Israeli hostages have been circulating on-line, exhibiting them fortunately bidding farewell to the militants of the Palestinian outfit following 50-day-long captivity in Gaza.
“Why are you selecting to see just one aspect of the story? You see terrorists wave goodbye to the hostages. However those self same terrorists murdered killed their family members and violently kidnapped them from their houses,” the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) stated in a video posted on X, with the title “Don’t let Hamas idiot you.” “You see terrorists assist them into the Purple Cross van, however those self same terrorists are answerable for their limping and malnourishment. You see terrorists cooperate in releasing hostages, however those self same terrorists pressure their captives to wave and smile at gunpoint,” it added.
On Monday, a brief truce between the warring sides was prolonged for 2 extra days. Some 240 hostages have been captured by Hamas in its October 7 assault in southern Israel that ignited the struggle. Within the fourth swap underneath the unique four-day truce, 11 Israeli hostages have been launched from Hamas captivity Monday night time within the Gaza Strip. Early Tuesday, 33 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons have been freed and pushed to the West Financial institution metropolis of Ramallah.
The truce deal has introduced extra shipments of gasoline and provides into Gaza — though support teams say that hardly makes a dent within the wants of the two.3 million Palestinians who’ve endured weeks of Israeli siege. The most recent releases convey the variety of Israelis freed to 50, together with 19 hostages of different nationalities. To this point, 150 Palestinians have been launched from Israeli prisons.
Greater than 13,300 Palestinians have been killed for the reason that struggle started, in keeping with the Hamas-controlled Well being Ministry in Gaza. Some 1,200 folks have been killed in Israel, principally throughout the preliminary incursion by Hamas. At the very least 77 troopers have been killed in Israel’s floor offensive.
(With company inputs)