Hamas released more sick video Monday featuring the faces of three Israeli hostages — and asking viewers for their opinions on whether the terror group should kill them.
“What do you think?” the Palestinian terrorists said of the captives, who include Noa Argamani, a Nova music-fest attendee kidnapped during the Hamas attack on Israel on Oct. 7 and last seen being driven off screaming on the back of a motorcycle.
The Hamas clip then offers a trio of options for the innocent victims: all three are killed; “some are killed, some are injured,” or all three are spared.
The chilling propaganda footage was a follow-up to an undated 37-second clip the terror group released Sunday in which Argamani, 26, and fellow hostages Yossi Sharabi, 53, and Itai Svirsky, 38, pleaded with Israel to stop its offensive against Gaza — ending with the ominous message: “Tomorrow we will inform you of their fate.”
Monday’s video came as talks to secure the release of all of the more than 130 Israeli hostages inch forward, sources told the Guardian.
At the very least, “both [Hamas and Israel] have shown willingness to allow the delivery of the medicine” to Gazans and to the hostages, a diplomat said. “Discussions are ongoing with both sides and with international NGOs …. to allow the delivery of medications to Israeli hostages and Palestinian civilians in Gaza as soon as possible.”
Israel and Hamas have put forward proposals for an overall agreement on the hostages’ release, but wide gaps between the two sides remain, sources said.
The talks resumed last week, after Hamas walked away from the negotiation table for several days in the wake of the assassination of high-ranking Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri in Beirut.
Hamas has refused to release the hostages unless Israeli forces stop their ground offensive, which has turned much of Gaza into a wasteland — while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis over the weekend that the war would continue until “total victory.”
Although no breakthrough has been reached on the release of the captives, a deal recently brokered by Qatar has cleared the way for the delivery of medications, including prescription drugs, to the hostages, officials said.
The medicine will be purchased by Qatari go-betweens and shipped to Egypt, where it will be handed to Gaza health officials to be delivered to more than 40 hostages in the Gaza Strip, according to a CNN report.
Qatar is said to be waiting for the arrival of some of the medical supplies from an unnamed country.
The list of medications was compiled by the hostages’ own doctors. They include “life-saving” drugs, such as blood pressure and heart medications, as well as asthma inhalers.
Under the agreement, Israel would allow more humanitarian aid to flow into Gaza, including medicine.
The hostages’ relatives last week demanded visual proof that their loved ones, among them people with chronic conditions, receive the medications.
“The shocking images of the hostages in captivity require increasing pressure on the countries involved in the negotiations to lead to an immediate release, and not stop at the transfer of medicines,” they said in a statement.
Netanyahu’s office Friday confirmed the agreement hammered out with the help of Qatari mediators.
Of some 240 Israelis initially seized by Hamas terrorists, around half were released as part of a November cease-fire. Israel says between 132 and 136 remain in Gaza.
With Post wires