The Palestinian group Hamas published a video this Monday in which three Israeli women supposedly held captive in the Gaza Strip blame the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahuof the attack by the Islamists on October 7 and demand that he negotiate the release of prisoners.
In this 76-second video, broadcast by Hamas media with the title “a number of Zionist detainees send a message to (Benjamin) Netanyahu and his government,” three women can be seen sitting on plastic chairs. One of them, sitting in the middle, asks the Israeli prime minister to conclude a prisoner swap with Hamas to obtain his release.
Addressing the head of the Israeli government, this woman shouts in Hebrew: “Free us now, free the citizens from them, free the prisoners from them, let us return to our families.”
“There was supposed to be a ceasefire. You promised to free us,” accuses the woman, the only one of the three who speaks in the video.
“You are killing us, you want to kill us”he adds, and accuses the president of not having protected the communities near Gaza during the Hamas attack on October 7, which left more than 1,400 dead in Israel, more than 5,400 injured and 239 hostages held captive in the enclave.