In a video released by the Palestinian faction Hamas, three Israeli hostages are shown blaming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government for the October 7 tragedy.
Three of the women in the video were among those kidnapped on October 7, the day of the raid, from southern Israel.
She had been held captive for twenty-three days, according to one of them. She provided the date of Netanyahu’s October 28 news conference as evidence for her statements. The following day, the video was captured.
“I make this request on behalf of Daniel Aloni, Rimon Kirsht, and Elena Trupanova, who were abducted by Hamas, a group that is engaged in war crimes. Hugs to you. We are very sorry for you and the other kidnappers. He was reported by the Prime Minister’s Office as saying, “We are making every effort to bring all of the missing and kidnapped individuals back home.
The battle between Hamas and Israel
For many years, tension and skirmishes have been prevalent in the region due to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which is associated with the sides’ territorial aspirations.
On October 7, in the early hours of the day, Israel came under an unprecedented missile bombardment from the Gaza Strip, sparking a fresh round of combat.
Following the intense shelling, militants from Hamas invaded the southern border regions of the Jewish state, firing on both military and civilian targets and capturing hostages. Operation Al-Aqsa Flood was proclaimed by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the movement’s military component.
The Israel Defense Forces responded by initiating Operation Iron Swords in the Gaza Strip. Days after the bombing, the Israeli force seized control of all border towns and started attacking targets within the enclave, including civilians.
Furthermore, Israel declared a total blockade of Gaza, cutting off its supplies of fuel, water, food, electricity, and medical supplies.
Over 8,000 people were killed in the Gaza Strip, with half of them being children, and another 18,000 were injured. In Israel, there were around 1,400 fatalities, including 20 Russians, and over 5,000 injuries.