(JNS) Hamas released a "teaser" video on Sunday showing three of those captives—Noa Argamani, 26, Yossi Sharabi, 53, and Itai Svirsky, 38, along with the words "Tomorrow we will inform you of their fate."
The video was the first sign of life from the three hostages since October 7. It is not clear when the footage was captured. They are seen introducing themselves and pleading for the Israeli government to do everything possible to ensure their freedom.
Argamani was filmed being taken into Gaza after being abducted from the Nova music festival near Kibbutz Re'im. She is seen screaming, “Don’t kill me! No, no, no,” as she’s taken away on a motorcycle by Hamas terrorists, while her boyfriend, Avi Nathan, is pushed around by gunmen.
A spokesman for the terror group claimed on Sunday that many of the hostages were killed in Israeli strikes and that the group has lost track of many of the abductees.
The Hamas statement came on the 100th day of the war, which included a 24-hour rally in Tel Aviv organized by relatives of the hostages. Tens of thousands joined them at Hostage Square to demand their release.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned that during 2024 the Jewish state would continue to destroy the Hamas terrorist organization and fight to return the hostages.
“One hundred days ago, the Hamas monsters invaded the State of Israel and massacred us. They raped and burned our citizens and took them hostage. We have returned half of them. We are not giving up on anyone,” said Netanyahu ahead of a Cabinet meeting to approve the war budget.
Jerusalem seeks to “conduct the war in the coming year and complete it, including [the goals of] eliminating Hamas, returning our hostages and restoring security and the sense of security in both the north and the south so that the residents can return there,” the premier continued.
“One of the things that has become clear beyond all doubt is that we must conduct this war, and it will still take many months,” stated Netanyahu, adding that the proposed war budget was also laying the foundations for the security of future generations.
As Israel on Sunday marked 100 days since the October 7 massacre, Hamas continued to launch rockets throughout the day, setting off air-raid sirens in Ashdod, Yavne, Kibbutz Sa’ad, Moshav Ben Zakai, Moshav Zimrat and Moshav Shuva. No casualties were reported in the attacks.