As part of its psychological terrorism, the murderous Hamas terror organization published a video showing Yarden Bibas begging to be released from captivity.
Arutz Sheva-Israel National News has chosen, as with the other videos that the terror organization published since October 7th, not to publish the video. Yarden's statements in the video were dictated to him by his ruthless captors.
On Wednesday, Hamas claimed that Shiri Bibas and her two children, 10-month-old Kfir and 4-year-old Ariel, were no longer living.
The IDF spokesperson said in response to Hamas' claims: "During the Hamas massacre of October 7, the Bibas family, including 10-month-old Kfir Bibas, his 4-year-old brother Ariel Bibas, and their mother Shiri Bibas — were kidnapped alive into Gaza."
"The barbarism and cruelty of Hamas is on full display to the world. IDF representatives spoke with the Bibas family following the recent reports and are with them at this difficult time. The IDF is assessing the accuracy of the information.
"Hamas is wholly responsible for the security of all hostages in the Gaza Strip. Hamas must be held accountable. Hamas’ actions continue to endanger the hostages, which include nine children. Hamas must immediately release our hostages.
"The IDF, along with other security agencies, will continue to accompany the Bibas family, as well as all families of the hostages and missing persons," the IDF statement concluded.