Hamas Declares British-Israeli Hostage Nadav Popplewell Dead

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Hamas has announced the death of British-Israeli hostage Nadav Popplewell.

“He died because he didn’t receive intensive medical care at medical facilities due to the enemy’s destruction of hospitals in Gaza,” a Saturday statement on Hamas’ Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades Telegram channel accusing Israel of being responsible reads.

Earlier on Saturday, Hamas posted an 11-second video showing the 51-year-old with a bruised right eye alive. The footage featured Arabic and Hebrew text┬áthat read: “Time is running out. Your government is lying.” In the clip, Popplewell, speaking under apparent duress, confirmed his name and stated he was from Kibbutz Nirim in southern Israel.

Popplewell was kidnapped from his home during Hamas’s October 7 massacre, along with his mother, Hanna Peri, who was later released during a one-week truce in November. Tragically, Popplewell’s older brother was killed in the same attack.

In response, the Hostages and Missing Families Forum headquarters issued a statement on behalf of Popplewell’s family, requesting “that the recently released Hamas video not be published or used.”

Hamas’ newest propaganda clip marks the third video of an Israeli hostage released in less than a month, following videos showing Keith Siegel, Omri Miran, and Hersh Goldberg-Polin alive in late April.

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