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Hamas says a captive has died of wounds sustained in Israeli air strike | Israel Struggle on Gaza Information

Hamas says a captive has died of wounds sustained in Israeli air strike | Israel Struggle on Gaza Information


British-Israeli Nadav Popplewell was taken captive from Nirim kibbutz by Palestinian group Hamas on October 7.

Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, has mentioned British-Israeli captive Nadav Popplewell died of wounds sustained in an Israeli air strike a month in the past.

The group’s announcement on Saturday got here simply hours after the Palestinian group launched an 11-second video displaying Popplewell with a bruised eye.

Within the video republished on social media and cited by Israeli information shops, a person is seen sporting a white T-shirt and he introduces himself as 51-year-old Nadav Popplewell from the Nirim kibbutz in southern Israel.

Superimposed textual content in Arabic and Hebrew reads: “Time is working out. Your authorities is mendacity.”

Popplewell was taken captive in Nirim in the course of the Hamas-led assault on October 7, in response to Israel’s Ynet information web site. His mom was additionally taken as a captive however later launched in the course of the change of captives and prisoners by Hamas and Israel final yr. Popplewell’s brother was killed within the assault, Ynet reported.

The video posted on Saturday on the Telegram channel of Hamas’s armed wing is the third time in lower than a month the group has launched footage of captives held in Gaza.

On April 27, Hamas launched a video displaying two captives alive – Keith Siegel and Omri Miran. Three days earlier it additionally broadcast one other video displaying captive Hersh Goldberg-Polin alive.

The movies come amid rising home strain on the Israeli authorities to safe the discharge of the remaining captives.

Reporting from Amman, Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker, mentioned this tactic of releasing movies of captives on a Saturday, when protests happen in Tel Aviv, is a approach of pressurising the Israeli authorities.

“That is what’s been a drip-feed if you’ll from Hamas. The place, by releasing movies, at occasions displaying hostages lifeless, they’re attempting to place strain on the Israeli authorities,” she mentioned.

“However this hasn’t actually modified the insurance policies of [the Israeli] authorities.”

On Saturday, the Hostages and Lacking Households Discussion board in Israel launched a press release calling on the Israeli authorities to strike a cope with Hamas to be able to safe the discharge of captives.

“Each signal of life acquired from the hostages held by Hamas is one other cry of misery to the Israeli authorities and its leaders,” the households’ group mentioned in its assertion.

“We don’t have a second to spare! You have to attempt to implement a deal that may convey all of them again as we speak.”

Regardless of the immense strain, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his authorities have to this point didn’t strike a cope with Hamas.

Some 1,139 individuals have been killed on October 7 when Hamas and allied fighters attacked southern Israel, and 250 captives have been additionally taken to the Gaza Strip. Israeli officers say 128 of them are nonetheless being held within the Palestinian territory, together with 36 who’re lifeless.

Israel’s seven-month army marketing campaign in Gaza has to this point killed a minimum of 34,971 individuals and wounded 78,641 others.

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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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