13 Hamas Captives Released

24 Hamas hostages were released today. They include 13 Israelis, 10 Thais and one Filipino.

The Israeli hostages were all seized at the Nir Oz kibbutz on October 7. They are : Margalit Moses, Adina Moshe, Danielle Aloni and her daughter Emilia, Doron Asher and her daughters Raz and Aviv, Hanna Katzir, Keren Munder and her son Ohad, Ruti Munder, Yaffa Adar, and Hannah Perry.

200 trucks carrying humanitarian aid proceeded through the Rafah, Egypt crossing,where they transferring food, medicine, supplies and fuel to international organizations.

Israel's Prime Minister and the IDF spokespeople today said Israel remains committed not only to the release of all hostages, but to continuing its military battle to destroy Hamas forever when the humanitarian pause ends.

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    I'm not usually one to promote (5.00 / 6) (#1)
    by Chuck0 on Mon Dec 04, 2023 at 05:48:53 PM EST
    or believe conspiracy theories. However this is starting to look like a planned genocide of Palestinians. If the story that Israel knew a year ago of the plans of the Oct. 7 Hamas attack. I have come to think Netanyahu wanted something like this to happen. It gives him cover to get rid of Gaza once and for all. I think he sees the murdered Israelis as acceptable collateral damage.

    The attack by Hamas was despicable. What Netanyahu is doing is just as despicable. Telling Palestinians to go south, then shelling and shooting those following those instructions is murder.

    Biden being a 100% (none / 0) (#2)
    by jondee on Tue Dec 12, 2023 at 10:13:33 PM EST
    all-in with the weaponization of the Holocaust to justify the killing of thousands of civilians, is stomach turning.

    As Abba Eban said, There's no business like Shoah business.

    Do we actually (none / 0) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Dec 13, 2023 at 11:17:04 AM EST
    know the number? Because Hamas has been the one saying 10K or more civilians have been killed. And I don't believe Hamas.

    I wouldn't believe them either. (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Chuck0 on Thu Dec 14, 2023 at 02:45:51 PM EST
    Nonetheless, I am sure the numbers are very high. Based on the rubble I see on the news.

    The level of hyper-tribalistic (none / 0) (#5)
    by jondee on Fri Dec 15, 2023 at 12:24:45 PM EST
    derangement embraced and promoted by Netanyahu's Settler allies is exemplified by this quote from Rabbi Yaacov Perrin:

    "One million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail."

    Spoken like a true man of God.


    The vast majority of Jews (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Peter G on Fri Dec 15, 2023 at 04:19:58 PM EST
    would find that statement abhorrent and essentially sacrilegious. Indeed, a solid majority of Israelis would find it abhorrent and untalmudic.

    Not abhorrent enough (none / 0) (#7)
    by jondee on Fri Dec 15, 2023 at 04:32:29 PM EST
    to vote out Netanyahu and his coalition.
    Yet, at least.

    I have no dog in this fight, but I also (none / 0) (#9)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Wed Dec 20, 2023 at 12:10:28 PM EST
    cannot google any info at all about Perrin except that quote of his from 30 years ago. Who is he? What is his background? Is he still alive?

    Don't get me started (none / 0) (#8)
    by jondee on Fri Dec 15, 2023 at 04:40:20 PM EST
    on their Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben-Gvir.