Palestinian Islamic Jihad says willing to release 2 Israeli hostages
The group said in a separate statement that they are willing to release the pair, Yagil Jacob and Hanna Katzir, for "humanitarian reasons"
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group released a psychological warfare hostage video on Thursday of two Israelis being held in Gaza.
The group said in a separate statement that they are willing to release the pair, Hanna Katzir, 77, and Yagil Yaakov, 12, both of Kibbutz Nir Oz, for "humanitarian reasons."
The Yaakov family and the Katzir family requested that at this time, media outlets do not broadcast the video published by Hamas.
In the video, both of the hostages criticize Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel and the actions of the Israeli government, while praising Islamic Jihad and the treatment they have received in Gaza.
Both of these hostages have complicated medical situations- Hanna's family previously released a statement saying that they are "very concerned about Hanna, a former kibbutz nanny who uses a walker, since she takes medications and requires constant medical attention."
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Additionally, the young boy, Yagil, has a life threatening peanut allergy. TheIsraeli Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has previously sent an urgent call to international Allergy organizations insisting that the boy be seen and examined by representatives of the Red Cross, and be provided with injectable epinephrine.
This is a developing story