More reports of abductions, rapes, and acts of torture carried out by Gaza terrorists targeting Israeli civilians are coming to light. More than 150 Israelis have been taken hostage and smuggled across Israel’s border with Gaza so far, the majority of them appear to be civilians.
Palestine Groups holding people Hostage
Young children and elderly ladies are among the abducted. These kidnappings are being monitored by human rights organizations as potential war crimes.
On October 7, when Hamas terrorists unexpectedly overran areas of Israel, 200 individuals were taken prisoner.
Of course, they kidnapped and butchered a large number of people in order to use them as negotiating chips. The largest hostage situation to ever occur in Israel. Videos that Hamas has made public depict Israeli infants in its custody.
Other footage making the rounds on social networks showed dead motorists and travelers on a highway, as well as the bodies of several persons wearing military fatigues.
Health officials in Gaza did not formally confirm claims that numerous Palestinians had died inside the region.
AFP was unable to quickly independently verify any of the footage.
Once Palestinian terrorists invaded from the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Magen David Adom medical team reported that 22 individuals had been shot dead around the nation.
Additionally, terrorists launched tens of thousands of rockets at Israel, which responded with airstrikes.
Since Hamas took over in 2007, Israel has imposed a severe siege on Gaza and has waged numerous wars against terrorists.
The Gilad Shalit Case 1985
Battle-hardened the nation of Israel, which has been in a number of conflicts since its founding in 1948, is known to have engaged in unfair prisoner exchanges. And the 2011 trade of an officer, Gilad Shalit, for more than 1,000 Palestinian inmates only served to confirm it.
An audio recording of a telephone conversation during which a terrorist invoked Gilad Shalit’s name made it evident that the Gilad Shalit incident had an impact on the latest Hamas hostage-taking.
However, Israel has an extensive record of bargaining the release of its captured soldiers and civilians in exchange for the release of an excessive number of other captives. This further demonstrates how much Israel cherishes its citizens’ lives.
In exchange for the safe return of six Israeli prisoners who had been abducted by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Israel freed 4,700 Palestinian and Lebanese detainees in 1983
This case of Gilad Shalit is not the first prisoner exchange in Israeli history.
Only seven years had passed since Israel’s founding when, based on The Times of Israel, the Jewish nation engaged in a prisoner exchange that resulted in the release of 40 Syrian soldiers in exchange for four of its own soldiers and the corpse of a soldier who had killed himself while held captive.
Israel has exposed itself to the requirements put forward by the terrorist groups holding Israeli citizens hostage as a result of all these exchanges. The Hamas terrorists are taking advantage of that weakness in this most recent incident, which is the biggest hostage-taking in Israeli history.
Based on a statement by the UK’s Telegraph, Hamas has made direct phone calls to the relatives of the seventh of October hostages in an effort to negotiate prisoner exchanges that would result in the release of thousands of terrorists.
The terrorists said “Kidnap” after answering calls from distraught relatives and speaking in a limited form of English. Gaza. Gilad Shalit,” according to a story in the Telegraph. One of the cell phones was dialed by a member of an 11-member hostage family who then had a direct discussion with the other of the assailants.