Yair Lapid tears into Hamas after the terror group releases footage of whom it purports is Israeli captive Hisham al-Sayed in bed hooked up to oxygen.
“Israel considers Hamas directly responsible for the plight of its citizens [whom it’s holding] in violation of international law. These are two people suffering from mental illness who Hamas has held captive for years in an act of inconceivable cruelty.”
“Hamas is also holding the bodies of two fallen IDF soldiers, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, while trampling on all boundaries of morality and international law.”
“Hamas’s actions are proof that it is a despicable terrorist organization that holds the citizens of Gaza hostage who pay the price for its actions.”
“I call on the international community, including the World Health Organization, the International Committee of the Red Cross and organizations dealing with the mentally ill to condemn Hamas for its inhumane behavior and demand that it act in accordance with international law and release the civilians and bodies it is holding.”
“The State of Israel will continue to make every effort to bring back the fallen soldiers and Israeli citizens who are being held captive by Hamas,” Lapid concludes.