Daily Israel Report

Hamas Releases Iraq-Style Video of Murdered Israeli

The Hamas terror group released a video Tuesday of kidnapped Israeli Jew Sasson Nuriel taken just before he was murdered by Arab terrorists.
By Ezra HaLevi
First Publish: 9/28/2005, 8:46 AM / Last Update: 9/27/2005, 8:18 PM


The video depicts Nuriel bound and blindfolded, with his head taped up, mumbling a request that Israel "release the Palestinian hostages [sic]," in Arabic.

"With the help of Allah, the men of the squad for releasing the prisoners of the Izzadin al-Kassam Brigade succeeded in kidnapping a Zionist Shabak (General Security Service) agent whose name is Sasson Nuriel," the terrorists in the video said. "He was a settler in occupied Jerusalem and carried an Israeli identity card whose number is 053246419. Nuriel is 50-years-old and eight months."

Israeli security forces have made no mention of Nuriel having any involvement with the Shabak, though such claims have often been made by Islamic terror groups about their Israeli murder victims.

The terror group claims its members kidnapped Nuriel from inside Jerusalem last Wednesday, September 21st. It is suspected that Nuriel may have tried to escape his captors, resulting in their killing him.

The release of a video of kidnapping victims has become a trademark of Al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists in Iraq, but is the first time such a tactic was used by Hamas since the kidnapping of IDF soldier Nachshon Wachsman in 1994.

Nuriel's drivers license was seen attached to his thigh in the video. The license also appeared on a Hamas web site.