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Families of Female Israeli Hostages Release Graphic Footage of Abducted Relatives to Push for Release Deal

Naama Levy, 19, was captured on October 7 and last seen in a video released by Hamas. twitter.com
Naama Levy, 19, was captured on October 7 and last seen in a video released by Hamas. twitter.com

The families of five of the female IDF soldiers from the Nahal Oz military base who were taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7 released footage of their loved ones on the day that they were captured.

The Hostage Families Forum, a support group for relatives of the detained, said that the purpose of the action was to put more pressure on the Israeli government and the international community to advocate for their freedom.

“Every new testimony about what happened to the hostages echoes the same tragic truth – we must bring them all back home, now,” the organization said in a Wednesday press release.

“With each passing day, it becomes more challenging to bring the hostages back home – the living for rehabilitation and the murdered for proper burial. The Israeli government must not waste another moment; it must return to the negotiating table today,” the statement continued.

The three-minute-long video, taken from body cameras worn by the abductors, shows a compilation of distressed, injured, and restrained pajama-clad young women who are lined up along a wall at their barracks in Israel under the watch of several gunmen.

In one instance, a terrorist can be heard referring to their prisoners as individuals who can "get pregnant."

Afterwards, the victims are seen being placed into a covered military flatbed truck and driven to an unknown location in Gaza. Automatic gunfire can be heard in the background.

The soldiers, Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Agam Berger, Daniela Gilboa, and Naama Levy, are thought to still be alive in unknown locations.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the recording, saying that he is “horrified by the video showing the abduction of our dear field observers” and that he will “continue doing everything to bring them home.”

The hostages served as border monitors in the Israeli Army.

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