Thursday, May 23, 2024

Video of Hamas kidnapping female IDF soldiers published by Hostage Families

The video, taken from Hamas terrorists' body cameras, is 3:10 minutes long

 and has been censored.  


 Harrowing video released Wednesday shows the moment five female Israeli soldiers — covered in blood and surrounded by the bodies of their massacred comrades — were threatened with rape then taken away to Gaza by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7.

Bodycam footage from the Hamas gunmen shows the moment the young women, operating at the Nahal Oz base outside the Gaza Strip, were handcuffed and pressed against a wall while still in pajamas.

In the sickening video, the terrorists could be heard gloating and announcing their apparent plans to sexually assault the soldiers.

“Here are the girls who can get pregnant,” one of the gunmen said.

“You’re so beautiful.”

The Hostages and Missing Families Forum, which released the video, said the harrowing tape shows the horrifying reality of the five hostages still in the clutches of the terror group in Gaza. They were identified as Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Agam Berger, Daniella Gilboa and Naama Levy.

Berger’s father, Shlomi, told The Post that he couldn’t imagine what it felt like for his 19-year-old daughter to face those threats while surrounded by dozens of armed men.

“This is a wakeup call to the world: look what we’re dealing with,” Shlomi said. “You saw how many terrorists were in that video.

“You only see three minutes but we know that they sat in the same place for two or three hours, and in front of their eyes they saw their friends that were murdered on the floor,” he added. 

“Maybe they told themselves, ‘I’m lucky, I’m just wounded.’ But I don’t know how someone can be in this situation and be okay in their mind.”

Shlomi, who was first shown the video last month, said he could see just how afraid his daughter and her fellow soldiers were.

“When they said, ‘You are pretty,’ and ‘I can get you pregnant,’ I don’t know what a young girl who is hearing this is thinking,” the father lamented. 

“It’s crazy as a father that my girl is in that situation and I can’t help her. I can’t do anything to help her.” 

Shlomi said he and the other parents backed the decision to release the video to the public to put pressure on Israel’s leadership to advance negotiations to secure the release of the hostages in Gaza. 

The women are among the roughly 100 hostages who have remained under Hamas captivity for more than seven months. 

“The video is a damning testament to the nation’s failure to bring home the hostages, who have been forsaken for 229 days,” the group said in a statement urging that the hostage exchange talks with Hamas resume.

“The Israeli government must not waste even one more moment — it must return to the negotiating table today!”

The video, which was shot inside the Nahal Oz base’s bomb shelter, shows the Palestinian terrorists in complete control by 9 a.m. Oct. 7. 

The gunmen could be seen inspecting the injured and bloodied women as they called them “dogs” and ordered them to pose for photos with their assailants.   

Levy could be seen with blood smeared across her face as she pleaded with the gunmen and told them that she has friends in Gaza. 

Another one of the hostages was bleeding profusely from her mouth, with blood also staining her white pajama pants. 

All of the women were wearing pajamas, as the base was attacked in the early morning during the Sukkot holiday. 

Gilboa, 19, was seen wearing Snoopy pajama pants.

During the heated confrontation, Albag was seen urging the gunmen to find someone who could speak English with her.

The terrorists, however, yell at them to be quiet and sit down, accusing the women of being behind the death of their comrades, who were presumably killed when Hamas overran the base.

After the terrorists stopped for a moment to pray, they could be seen hauling the injured women into the back of a car amid a flurry of gunfire pounding in the background. 

Several of the women could be seen limping and having trouble getting to the vehicle, with some of the terrorists shouting at them to leave the bodies of their friends behind. 

The final moments of the video show the women packed in the back of the car as dozens of angry screams could be heard while the vehicle drove off. 

Albag’s mother, Shira, said it was hard to stomach the video, with families allowed to view an uncensored version before it was released to the public. 

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