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Hamas released photos of the hostage

Hamas released photos of the hostage

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War between Israel and Hamas: Hostage footage released by Hamas
War between Israel and Hamas: Hostage footage released by Hamas
(France 2)

The first video of a hostage was released by Hamas on Wednesday, April 24 and provoked many reactions in Israel. In the footage, a young man abducted by Hamas on October 7, 2023 speaks under duress and calls on the Israeli government to take action to free all hostages.

In the first images released by Hamas, we see 23-year-old Hersch Goldberg-Polin. Filmed under duress, the young man pleads with the Israeli government to release him. He was abducted on October 7, when a grenade exploded from his captors. The video broadcast on Wednesday April 24 is the first evidence of the life of one of the 133 Israeli hostages.

“We are worried about his health”

Contrary to authorities' instructions, the teenager's parents agreed to air the video in Israel. In turn, they talk to their son. “It is a relief to see him alive, but we are worried about his health.”, declares the young man's father, John Boleyn. Shortly after Hamas released the video, relatives of the hostages demonstrated in front of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence. For now, hostage negotiations are deadlocked.

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