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The former captives warned about the amount of movement in Hamas’ underground tunnels, where some corridors are large enough to let vehicles pass

Freed Hamas Hostages Warn of ‘Colossal Danger’ in Gaza Tunnels as They Push for Ceasefire

Former Hamas hostages have warned the Israeli army of the “colossal danger” hidden in Gaza’s 300-mile-long tunnel system — as they called for a new ceasefire deal to free the remaining captives.

Several of the more than 100 hostages who were freed last month met with Israeli officials Saturday night, December 16, to discuss what they went through in Gaza, Israeli media report.

One former hostage, who was not publicly named, told Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and fellow war cabinet Minister Benny Gantz that their weeks in captivity were spent in fear that they could die any day. “There’s no time. Every passing day is terrifying,” the Israeli said. “You have no idea what kind of monsters we are dealing with.”

The former hostage claimed that Hamas told them that the IDF would employ the infamous “Hannibal Directive” on civilians, a revoked protocol that once allegedly called on troops to prioritize taking out terrorists even if it meant killing a kidnapped soldier.

“We were scared when the [IDF] bombings were close,” the ex-hostage said. “They were so close that we begged them to take us into the tunnels [for safety], and at one stage they did.”

The person added that Israeli soldiers should avoid the tunnels at all cost, as Hamas will not hesitate to hide behind its hostages. “Don’t go into the tunnels,” the freed hostage warned. “They are moving around in there in vast numbers. It’s a colossal danger to soldiers and to hostages.” (NYP / VFI News)

“I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me.” - Judges 11:27