Report: Yahya Sinwar Met Hostages, Told Them: ‘You’re Safe Here, Nothing Will Happen To You’

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    Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in Gaza, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Feb. 24, 2017 (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

    JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A report by one of the hostages released stated that the Hamas leader in Gaza and the mastermind behind the brutal terrorist attack on October 7, Yahya Sinwar, met with Israeli hostages in a Gaza tunnel.

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    Israeli political commentator Amit Segal said that this was the most incredible report he had heard in the war, but it has been verified with the woman released from captivity.

    She recounted that in the early days of the war, she and other hostages were taken to Khan Yunis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. After about an hour’s walk, they entered a tunnel where they walked for almost two more hours until reaching a large hall. She further disclosed that on the same day, they noticed the presence of Hamas terrorists accompanying them. Sinwar then entered, showing interest in their identities.

    After calming them, he assured them that nothing would happen to them and that they were secure in that place. He introduced himself, saying in Hebrew ( a language he learnt in Israeli jail), “Hello, I am Yahya Sinwar. You are the safest here. Nothing will happen to you.” After these brief words, he departed.

    The story was  corroborated by the authorities who investigated the Israeli hostage after her release.

    Amit Segal’s report

    Released in the Gilad Shalit deal in 2011, Sinwar is considered one of the most senior figures in the group of prisoners who returned to Gaza. Since 2017, he has been the head of Hamas in Gaza, succeeding Ismail Haniyeh, and is leading the uncompromising stance against Israel.

    In the negotiation for the release of the captives, Sinwar manages contacts through Qatar and the assessment is that he aims to stretch the duration of the truce as much as possible. His goal is to organize and withstand the imminent challenges of both the underground turmoil and potential Israeli offensives. According to Israeli officials’ estimates, he is often found alongside other high-ranking Hamas officials in tunnels or subterranean bunkers in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

    Despite the clear evidence of the massacres, foreign journalists seized upon the information provided by Segal to portray Sinwar in a different light. Sky news editor Dominic Waghorn said that “This undermines the Israeli Hamas=ISIS storyline”

    Others were more skeptical, stating that “The released abductees still have family and friends from their community, so they are going to speak very carefully.”


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    shmendrick
    shmendrick
    7 months ago

    After the meeting he crossed back into Egypt for his return flight to Qatar, where he’s been living for quite some time.

    Hal Hamode
    Hal Hamode
    7 months ago

    Intercourse him! May his skin rot on his bones and may every evil deed that he ever committed be visited upon him sevenfold.

    shloime
    shloime
    7 months ago

    eerily similar to nazi (ym”sh) tactics, to keep the prisoners calm and docile in the death camps. and worth just as little.