ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Israel obtains video of Hamas leader Sinwar with wife, children in Gaza tunnel

Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, greets his supporters during a meeting with leaders of Palestinian factions at his office in Gaza City, April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, greets his supporters during a meeting with leaders of Palestinian factions at his office in Gaza City, April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)

Israel has obtained footage of Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in a Gaza tunnel surrounded by his wife and “two or three” of his children, Channel 12 reports without airing the video.

Channel 12 says the footage was taken on October 10, just three days after the October 7 massacre, and obtained early on in the war. Its existence was cleared for publication today.

The footage, according to the report, shows Sinwar and the family members being led by an operative from one tunnel to another under Khan Younis. It shows the operative leading the family through a tunnel with a flashlight, according to the report.

The video of about a minute is from Hamas surveillance footage from the tunnels and was retrieved by IDF troops operating in the Gazan city.

The report says the IDF and the Shin Bet are analyzing the footage and that Israel is considering whether to release the footage.

Sinwar appears healthy, in one piece, carrying a bag and wearing Adidas flip flops, the report says.

Last week, Channel 12 reported that the security establishment believes Sinwar has been “out of contact” for some time, possibly over two weeks, not making any contact with Qatari and Egyptian mediators during that period as talks on a possible truce continue.

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