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A screenshot from a propaganda video released by Hamas on October 30, 2023, showing three Israeli hostages: Rimon Buchshtab Kirsht (left), Danielle Aloni (center), and Lena Trupanov (right)

Hamas Releases Video of Three Female Hostages: Netanyahu Blasts Terror Group's 'Cruel Psychological Propaganda'

Hamas on Monday, October 30, released a video it said showed three female hostages who were abducted by the terrorists and taken into Gaza during the October 7 attacks.

Sitting on plastic chairs against a white tile wall, one of the women shouted as she criticized Israel's response to the hostage crisis and for not “guarding them” from the terrorists. The woman urged Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to agree to a prisoner exchange for the release of all captives in her brief statement, which was likely made under duress.

Speaking in Hebrew, she becomes very agitated and starts shouting, almost screaming by the end, as the other two sitting on either side of her remain silent. In response, Netanyahu condemned the video as “cruel psychological propaganda” and told the female hostages “Our heart is with you”.

The Israeli Prime Minister named the three female hostages: Yelena Trupanob, Daniel Aloni, and Rimon Kirsht, and vowed “to bring all the abducted and missing people home.” On Monday evening, he also delivered an address to the international media on the war.

He stated that Israel would not agree to a cease-fire with Hamas after the massacre of so many of its citizens. “Just as the United States would not agree to a cease-fire after the bombing of Pearl Harbor or after the terrorist attack of 9/11, Israel will not agree to a cessation of hostilities with Hamas after the horrific attacks of October 7.”

He added: “Today we draw a line between civilization and barbarism. God bless Israel, and all those who stand with Israel - but regardless of who stands with Israel, Israel will fight until this is done … Calls for a cease-fire are calls for Israel to surrender to Hamas, to surrender to terrorism, to surrender to barbarism. This will not happen.” (DM / VFI News)

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