ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Islamic Jihad airs propaganda clip with signs of life from 2 hostages

Hostages Hannah Katzir, 77 (left), and Yagil Yaakov, 13, are seen in a propaganda clip aired November 9, 2023, by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group. (Screenshot)
Hostages Hannah Katzir, 77 (left), and Yagil Yaakov, 13, are seen in a propaganda clip aired November 9, 2023, by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group. (Screenshot)

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group has posted propaganda videos showing two Israeli hostages held in the Gaza Strip.

One clip shows an elderly woman, and the second clip shows a young boy. Media outlets name them as Hannah Katzir, 77, and Yagil Yaakov, 13, both kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7.

The pair speak in Hebrew, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of causing the ongoing situation.

It is the first time Islamic Jihad has posted footage of hostages it is holding.

The content of this and other similar videos are almost sure to have been dictated by the hostages’ captors and are widely regarded as an attempt at psychological warfare.

According to Reuters, the PIJ’s armed wing says it will soon release a woman and a boy — possibly the same two captives — for “humanitarian and medical reasons” once the “appropriate measures are met.”

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