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Hamas publishes footage purporting to show Israeli captive whose health is deteriorating

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Footage of a man who Hamas claims is Israeli captive Hisham al-Sayed published on June 28, 2022. (Screen capture/Twitter)
Footage of a man who Hamas claims is Israeli captive Hisham al-Sayed published on June 28, 2022. (Screen capture/Twitter)

Hamas publishes a video purporting to show Hisham al-Sayed, one of two Israeli men being held by the terror group in the Gaza Strip.

Yesterday, the terror group said the health of one of the Israeli captives was deteriorating.

The video shows al-Sayed lying on a bed hooked up to an oxygen mask. The group also publishes an image of his Israeli ID card.

There is no immediate comment from Israel on the new footage.

Al-Sayed, a Bedouin Israeli, crossed into the Gaza Strip voluntarily in 2015. His family says he suffers from mental illness.

Hamas falsely calls al-Sayed, and the second captive Avera Mengistu, soldiers.

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