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The Bibas family, father Yarden, mother Shiri, baby Kfir and four-year-old Ariel, were taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 from Kibbutz Nir Oz

IDF Investigating ‘Cruel’ Hamas Claim that Bibas Children, Mother Killed in Gaza

The IDF said Wednesday, November 29, that it had notified the family of a mother and two young children kidnapped to Gaza that it was investigating a “cruel and inhumane” Hamas statement claiming the three had been killed.

The statement by Hamas’s military wing asserted Shiri Bibas, 32, and her children, four-year-old Ariel and 10-month-old Kfir, were killed in an Israeli strike during the war in the Strip, without saying when this had allegedly occurred. Gaza terror groups have made such claims regarding hostages in the past, seen as part of a psychological warfare campaign.

“The Hamas terror organization continues to act in a cruel and inhumane manner,” the IDF said. The IDF has also stressed that it has as of yet been unable to confirm Hamas’s claims.

Meanwhile, a senior member of the Hamas terrorist movement stated that it is “not so important” how many hostages are still alive, in an interview on Thursday. He additionally said that Hamas had kidnapped 10-month-old Kfir Bibas and his four-year-old brother Ariel to force them to “impose pressure on their government, to tell them that you pushed us to hell.”

Hamas has also released a video of Israeli hostage Yarden Bibas — one day after the terror group claimed his wife and two young children were killed. The chilling video was uploaded on social media and features the 34-year-old father in tears as his captors inform him that his children have been killed along with his wife. (TOI / VFI News)

For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak. - Psalm 59:12