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Armed Hamas members are seen playing with abducted Israeli children in IDF-released video Hamas
Hamas members seen in video playing with kidnapped Israeli children. Photo Courtesy: IDF X page video grab

Armed Hamas members are seen playing with abducted Israeli children in IDF-released video

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Oct 2023, 10:13 am

The Israel Defense Forces has released a video which showed Hamas group members, who are armed with rifles, playing with Israeli babies taken hostage by them.

The video seems to be an attempt by the group to show the positive way they are treating abducted children.

In the video, military uniform-clad Hamas group members, with their faces blurred out, are seen taking care of the babies.

Also Read: Israel-Hamas Conflict: IDF strikes Hezbollah target in southern Lebanon

One of them is seen holding a baby in one arm and a gun in the other.

They are seen cuddling and rocking the young hostages.

According to reports, Hamas is believed to have taken 150 people as hostages ever since they launched an onslaught last week.

Also Read: Israel releases murdered babies' pics, says Benjamin Netanyahu showed them to US top diplomat Antony Blinken

Earlier, the office of the Israeli prime minister on Thursday shared horrifying photos of dead babies on social media saying that they were among the pictures shown by Benjamin Netanyahu to visiting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Netanyahu's office claimed the photos were of babies murdered and burnt by Hamas.

“Here are some of the photos Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Warning: These are horrifying photos of babies murdered and burned by the Hamas monsters. Hamas is inhuman. Hamas is ISIS,” the prime minister's office posted on X, formerly Twitter.

The Israel Defense Forces on Friday warned civilians in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the region as it seems it will intensify attacks on terrorist targets in the Gaza City region.

According to reports, the IDF is planning to launch a ground invasion in response to Hamas’s deadly onslaught against southern communities.

An IDF spokesperson told CNN the military is preparing to “strike Hamas and prevent them from ever being able to attack us again.”

The order came as morning broke on the seventh day of the Israel-Gaza war, with the military pressing its widespread air offensive and a total siege on the Strip, which according to international aid organizations has left it on the edge of a humanitarian disaster, reported The Times of Israel.

Since this round of attacks between Hamas and Israel began on Saturday (October 7, 2023), Israel has launched hundreds of airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip.

So far, more than 1,500 Palestinians and more than 1,300 Israelis have been killed, Xinhua reported.

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