JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A Hamas leader shocked a CBS reporter interviewing him when he responded to a question about how many captives are still alive in the hands of Hamas with the flippant remark: ‘I don’t know, it’s not important.’Join our WhatsApp group
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Gazi Hamed, the head of Hamas’s energy services, claimed in an interview with Holly Williams that the Bibas family, including 10-month-old Kfir, 4-year-old Ariel and mother Shiri are dead, adding that he is willing to provide evidence of this. The IDF said that it was investigating Hamas’s claim.
Dozens of hostages have been released since the temporary cease-fire began.
A senior Hamas leader claims some of the unreleased hostages are dead, including a 10-month-old, his 4-year-old brother and their mother — but there has been no official confirmation. pic.twitter.com/KqGnWCnwnv
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Hamed justified the deaths of civilians saying that “They should have put pressure on their government, telling them that they push us to hell.” When Williams asked him how a baby or child is supposed to exert such pressure, he simply said that “the Israelis occupy the Palestinian nation.”
Hamed claimed that “We have released 70 civilians” but was non-committal about the rest of the hostages, claiming that “it’s not important” whether they are still alive. The horrified show host said that this implies that “he doesn’t have regard for human life, he treats hostages like they aren’t human beings.”