Hamas releases video of 3 Israeli female hostages after UN court ruling (Pic Source: X/@Oct7atrocities)
Palestinian militant group Hamas released a video on Friday showing three Israeli women held hostage in Gaza after the October 7 attack. Two of the women in the five-minute video said they were Israeli soldiers, and the third said she was a civilian.
The women said they were held in custody for 107 days, suggesting the video was filmed on Sunday. The video's release comes shortly after the UN's top court ruled that Israel must do everything possible to prevent any acts of genocide in Gaza.
The court demanded the “immediate and unconditional release” of hostages abducted during the October 7 attack. The October 7 Hamas attack resulted in the deaths of approximately 1,140 people, mostly civilians, according to media reports in Israel.
The militants also took about 250 hostages and Israel says about 132 of them remain in Gaza, including the bodies of at least 28 dead hostages. At least 26,083 Palestinians, nearly 70 percent of whom are women, young children and teenagers, have been killed in Israeli bombing and ground attacks in the Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian government's Ministry of Health.