Suhaib Razeem, a bus driver from East Jerusalem, was at the Nova music festival on the morning of October 7 to collect partygoers and drive them home, when thousands of Hamas terrorists stormed inside Israel from Gaza and rampaged through the border area, looking for Israelis to kill.
Footage emerged on Tuesday showing the moment Razeem was captured by Hamas terrorists, some of whom apparently intended to let him go at first, upon finding out he was an Arab.
In the video clip, published by the South First Responders group on Telegram, one terrorist asks him “Are you an Arab?” to which Razeem replies “Jerusalemite.” Another one asked to see his ID.
A third terrorist asks “What are you doing here?” to which the young Palestinian replies that he is a bus driver.
Someone then screams: “Where are the soldiers?” as they express apparent surprise at the lack of Israeli military response and possibly seek to find out information.
As more terrorists gather around Razeem, others can be heard calling for him to be let go. “He is a worker, he is from Jerusalem, leave him alone,” one person says.
Nonetheless, Razeem was not spared in the massacre.
His body was only identified on October 19, after his family spent 12 days frantically searching for news about him.
South First Responder released footage giving more details about the fate of Suheib Abu Amer Al Razem, a Palestinian from East Jerusalem who worked as a bus driver at the Nova Festival on October 7.
The footage shows #Hamas militants taking Suheib and interrogating him.
— Michael A. Horowitz (@michaelh992) November 1, 2023
Razeem’s brother told the Kan public broadcaster that police mocked and dismissed him when he tried to report his brother missing. “Go to Hamas and ask them to bring back your brother,” Abed Razem said they told him.
At least 260 people were gunned down at the music festival, among some 1,400 people killed in the October 7 onslaught, the vast majority of them civilians.
Hamas and other Gazan terror groups also abducted at least 245 people to the Strip as hostages, four of whom have since been released by Hamas and one of whom was rescued by the IDF.
The Hamas-run health ministry in the Gaza Strip has claimed that over 8,500 people have died as a result of Israeli airstrikes since October 7. However, the figures issued by the group cannot be independently verified, and are believed to include both civilians and Hamas members killed in Gaza and Israel, including as a consequence of terror groups’ own rocket misfires.