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Herzog shares new footage of Yarden Bibas kidnapping

"The world must not remain silent in the face of such crimes. Bring them home now!" wrote Herzog on X.

Footage showing the kidnapping of Yarden Bibas on Oct. 7, 2023. Credit: Screenshot.
Footage showing the kidnapping of Yarden Bibas on Oct. 7, 2023. Credit: Screenshot.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday night shared new footage showing Yarden Bibas, the father of Kfir and Ariel and the husband of Shiri, being abducted by Hamas terrorists to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7.

The 40-second video segment shows a bloodied Yarden being kidnapped by armed terrorists on a motorcycle. A large crowd of Palestinians and journalists gathers around the hostage, taking photos and abusing him.

“The world must not remain silent in the face of such crimes. Bring them home now!” Herzog wrote on X.

The Bibas family has been held in the Gaza Strip for 195 days. Yarden, 34, his wife Shiri, 32, and their two children, Kfir, who spent his first birthday in captivity, and Ariel, 4, were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz.

Hamas announced in November 2023 that the Bibas children and their mother were killed in an Israeli airstrike. However, the terrorist group’s claim has not been confirmed.

On Feb. 19, the Israel Defense Forces revealed videos of Shiri, Ariel and Kfir being taken to a terrorist outpost in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

“Seeing this young mother clutching her babies surrounded by a group of armed terrorists is horrifying. But it is also a call to action: That we must bring the hostages home,” said IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari at the time.

“We are very concerned about the condition and safety of Shiri and the children, and are making every effort to obtain more information about their fate,” he added.

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