British-Israeli Captive Nadav Popplewell Dies in Hamas Custody, Group Claims

British-Israeli Captive Nadav Popplewell Dies in Hamas Custody, Group Claims

British-Israeli captive Nadav Popplewell, who was taken hostage by Palestinian group Hamas on October 7, has reportedly died in their custody. The Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, announced on Saturday that Popplewell succumbed to wounds sustained in an Israeli air strike a month ago. This revelation came shortly after the release of an 11-second video showing Popplewell with a bruised eye. The video, which circulated on social media and Israeli news outlets, featured Popplewell introducing himself as a 51-year-old resident of Nirim kibbutz in southern Israel. Superimposed text in Arabic and Hebrew read: “Time is running out. Your government is lying.”

According to Israel’s Ynet news site, Popplewell was captured during the Hamas-led attack on Nirim. His mother was also taken captive but was later released during a prisoner exchange between Hamas and Israel last year. Tragically, Popplewell’s brother lost his life in the same attack.

This recent video release marks the third time in less than a month that Hamas has shared footage of captives held in Gaza. On April 27, the group released a video showing two other captives, Keith Siegel and Omri Miran, alive. Three days earlier, they also broadcasted a video featuring captive Hersh Goldberg-Polin. These videos are seen as a tactic to exert pressure on the Israeli government, particularly when protests occur in Tel Aviv on Saturdays.

The Hostages and Missing Families Forum in Israel issued a statement on Saturday, urging the government to negotiate a deal with Hamas to secure the release of the remaining captives. The families’ group emphasized the urgency of the situation, stating that every sign of life from the hostages held by Hamas is a distress call to the Israeli government. However, despite mounting pressure, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government have thus far failed to reach an agreement with Hamas.

The attack on October 7 resulted in the deaths of 1,139 people, including 36 captives, while 250 individuals were taken to the Gaza Strip. Israeli officials report that 128 captives are still being held in Palestinian territory.

Author: CrimeDoor

3 Responses

  1. It is estimated that there are currently over 4,000 Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons, many of whom are held without trial or due process.

  2. There are a couple of errors in the post. Firstly, there is no credible source or evidence to support the claim that Nadav Popplewell, a British-Israeli captive, has died in the custody of Hamas. Without any reliable sources, it is important to refrain from spreading unverified information.

    To stay updated on the latest news regarding hostages and captives, it is advisable to rely on reputable news sources. Some credible sources for international news include:

    1. BBC News – https://www.b

  3. While it is undoubtedly tragic that Nadav Popplewell has lost his life while being held captive by Hamas, it is important to consider the broader context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hamas, like many other Palestinian groups, has resorted to acts of violence and hostage-taking as a means to draw attention to their cause and put pressure on the Israeli government. While this does not justify their actions, it is crucial to recognize that the conflict is deeply rooted in historical, political, and social factors

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