Israeli hostage’s family hope kidnap video reminds world of need for deal

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2 hours agoLucy Manning,Special Correspondent, BBC News Hostages and Missing Families ForumThe brother of Israeli hostage Naama Levy has said the family’s decision to release new harrowing video of the moment his sister and other female hostages were kidnapped is to remind the world and world leaders that they need to push for a deal to secure their release.Nineteen-year-old Naama and six other young women were taken by Hamas gunmen from the Nahal Oz military base on 7 October, where they were serving as observers monitoring surveillance cameras of the nearby Gaza perimeter fence.In a Hamas video previously seen around the world when she was taken to Gaza, Naama was shown with blood around the crotch of her trousers, with her hands tied and ankles cut.Now, the families of Naama and four of the other women have decided to release further video footage filmed by the body cameras worn by the Hamas kidnappers. It shows the moment they seized and tied up the teenagers, having killed others at the base.Warning: This article contains details some readers may find disturbing.In the three minutes of video, the gunmen can be seen screaming at the women, some still in their pyjamas, most of whom have bloody faces. They are tied up against a wall before being bundled into a jeep with obvious injuries.The gunmen tell them in Arabic: “You dogs, we will step on you… we will shoot you all.”One says in English: “You’re beautiful.”Naama, her face covered in blood, says to them in English: “I have friends in Palestine.” She had previously been part of an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. Her family have called her “a peace seeker”. Hostages and Missing Families ForumNaama’s brother, Amit, is on a visit to London to campaign for his sister’s release. He said the indirect talks between Israel a …

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