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Hamas releases video of Israeli hostages Keith Siegel and Omri Miran

Hamas releases video of Israeli hostages Keith Siegel and Omri Miran

A video of Israeli hostages Keith Siegel and Omri Miran was released by Hamas’ military wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, on Saturday. In the video, Siegel, 64, and Miran, 47, spoke about not being able to celebrate Passover with their loved ones because they are in Hamas captivity. This is the second video of Israeli hostages Hamas has shared this week, having released a video of Israeli American Hersh Goldberg-Polin on Wednesday. NBC News has not been able to independently verify when or where the video was filmed, and it’s not clear if Siegal or Miran are still alive. Siegel, who is a U.S. citizen, spoke directly to his family, letting them know that he is doing OK. His wife, Aviva, was held captive by Hamas for 51 days before she was released, according to a statement from the Hostages and Missing Families Forum. In an interview with NBC News in February, Aviva Siegel, 62, said she believes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is prioritizing his own political survival and his bid to crush Hamas over efforts to …

Hamas releases video of hostages Keith Siegel and Omri Miran

Hamas releases video of hostages Keith Siegel and Omri Miran

Tal Wax holds a poster with a photograph of her uncle Keith Siegel, a hostage held in Gaza since the Oct. 7 attacks, during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, on Jan. 25. Manu Fernandez/AP hide caption toggle caption Manu Fernandez/AP Tal Wax holds a poster with a photograph of her uncle Keith Siegel, a hostage held in Gaza since the Oct. 7 attacks, during a press conference in Madrid, Spain, on Jan. 25. Manu Fernandez/AP Hamas has released a video showing footage of two captives held in Gaza, as part of an effort to prove that the two men are still alive. One of the two hostages is a U.S. citizen, Keith Siegel, who is believed to be held in Gaza after he was reportedly abducted on Oct. 7 from his home in the community of Kfar Azza, close to the Gaza Strip. It was one of several sites that militants entered to the east of Gaza on that day, when they killed more than 1,000 people and took hundreds of people hostage. The …