Hamas chillingly warns families of hostages they will all be killed if Israel continues bombing Gaza

Hamas chillingly warns families of hostages they will all be killed if Israel continues bombing Gaza

HAMAS has chillingly warned families of hostages that they will all be killed if Israel continues bombing Gaza.

The group’s armed terror wing Al-Qassam Brigades issued the threat in a sickening mocked-up image of a breaking news story on their Telegram feed on Saturday.

GettyHamas’ armed terror wing have sent a chilling threat to the families of their Israeli hostages[/caption]

x/@PALMENA_ICThe sick message claims all hostages will be killed if Israel doe not stop bombing Gaza[/caption]

APThe message was a threat aimed towards Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu[/caption]

The chilling image portrayed people looking up at a TV screen that displayed an announcement about hostages being killed in airstrikes.

Written in Arabic and Hebrew, it read: “Al-Qassam Brigades: ‘We announce the killing of all the prisoners we had after they were bombed by Zionist warplanes’.”

However, it proved to be just a threat aimed towards Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Gaza bombing campaign.

“If Netanyahu continues the war, be prepared for this news,” the image was captioned.

The horror threat comes on the 112th day of the Israel-Hamas war following the October 7 attacks by the Palestinian terror group.

Having stormed the Israeli border and massacred more than 1,000 people, a further 240 were taken captive by militants more than three months ago.

And despite 105 of those being released during a short-lived ceasefire last year in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, it’s thought more than 100 are still alive and being held.

Some hostages are believed to have been killed, although Hamas has blamed Israel for those deaths.

And with their continued bombing in Gaza, Hamas have warned that the remaining hostages will also die as a result of ongoing strikes from across the border.

The terror group had already announced that there is “no chance” of releasing the remaining hostages following Netanyahu’s latest rejection of another ceasefire deal.

The Israeli PM on Sunday turned down the conditions presented by Hamas that would include Israel’s complete withdrawal and leaving the terror group in power in Gaza.

Nonetheless, Hamas’ latest threat comes after the Foreign Office announced it would halt future funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) – a critical source of support for people in Gaza.

The aid agency has come under fire from Israel who claim some of its employees were involved in the October 7 attacks.

Alongside the US, Australia and Canada, the UK has also paused its funding.

The UNRWA has since revealed an investigation into the claims is underway and the employment of several people has been terminated.

Announcing the investigation, UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini said the decision had been made to protect the agency’s ability to deliver humanitarian assistance.

And while he did not disclose the number of employees allegedly involved in the attacks, he did say that those found guilty would be held accountable – including through criminal prosecution.

The Foreign Office said it was “appalled” by the allegations in a statement on Saturday but remains “committed” to delivering humanitarian aid into Gaza.

Elsewhere, American forces have destroyed an anti-ship missile from Houthi rebels that posed an “imminent threat” to US Navy ships in the Red Sea.

The attack in Yemen by US forces was launched at 3:45 am local time on Saturday.

It comes after a burning British oil tanker was rescued off the coast of Yemen today after it was struck by a Houthi rebel missile on Friday.

Iran-backed Houthi fighters claimed responsibility for the chilling revenge attack on the Marlin Luanda ship, which burst into flames, in the Gulf of Aden.

What is Hamas?

AMAS is an Islamist militant group founded in 1987 during the first Palestinian Intifada or uprising against Israel.

On October 7, 2023, they launched surprise land, air, and sea attacks on Israel, killing over 200 Israelis and leaving thousands more injured.

Hamas as a whole, or in some cases its military wing, is designated a terrorist group by Israel, the US, the EU, and the UK, as well as other powers.

“To its supporters, though, Hamas is seen as a legitimate resistance movement,” reported BBC.

Ismail Haniyeh is the current political chief of Hamas.

He has been with the group since its inception and after taking overfrom 2006 to 2007, was re-elected in 2021.

Put very simply, Hamas refuses to recognise Israel and wants Palestinians to be able to return to what they regard as their old home.

AFPHamas claim Israel’s bombing of Gaza will kill hostages[/caption]

GettyMuch of Gaza has been reduced to rubble since Israel retaliated to the October 7 attacks[/caption]

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