NewsHamas' alleged deceit: hostages supposedly "drugged"

Hamas' alleged deceit: hostages supposedly "drugged"

Two Israeli hostages escorted by Hamas fighters
Two Israeli hostages escorted by Hamas fighters
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5:03 PM EST, December 6, 2023

The hostages released by the Palestinian extremist organization, Hamas, in late November, reportedly showed signs of being under the influence of psychotropic drugs. The Israeli Ministry of Health suggests that these drugs were administered to make the individuals appear calm and content after release from captivity.

Before their release, Hamas' hostages allegedly ingested pills before being handed over to the Red Cross workers, who then delivered the hostages to Israel. It's alleged that the hostages were administered clonazepam - a medication used primarily for the treatment of anxiety disorders and epilepsy, among others - according to Dr. Hagar Mizrahi of the Ministry of Health, during a Knesset Health Committee meeting.

Jonatan Masriki, a member of the Knesset, urged the Ministry to publish an official report concerning the health status of the released hostages. He emphasized that this report, to be shared with medical organizations globally, should substantiate the alleged presence of psychotropic drugs within the systems of the former Hamas hostages.

110 hostages receive freedom

From November 24 to December 1, a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip saw the release of 110 hostages detained by Hamas. In return, Israel liberated 240 Palestinians held in penal institutions.

As per Israeli media, there are likely still 138 individuals held captive by Hamas.

On the morning of October 7, Hamas militants launched an unexpected strike on Israel from the Gaza Strip. This assault resulted in the highest number of Israeli fatalities since the 1973 conflict with the Syrian-Egyptian coalition. Thus far, nearly two months into the conflict, about 1,400 Israeli citizens and an estimated 16,000 residents of the Gaza Strip have lost their lives.

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