IDF Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari responded this evening (Wednesday) to the video published by the Hamas terrorist organization showing Hersh Goldberg-Polin, a hostage who has been held in Gaza for over 200 days.

"Hamas just published a video of 23-year-old, Hersh Goldberg-Polin, an American-Israeli boy, who was celebrating with his friends at the Nova Music Festival, when he was violently and brutally attacked and kidnapped by Hamas on October 7," Hagari said.

"Hersh has been held by Hamas in Gaza for over 200 days," he noted. "133 hostages are still being held by Hamas in Gaza — for over 200 days, in inhumane conditions."

"Until Hamas releases our hostages, the IDF will continue to pursue Hamas everywhere in Gaza," Hagari declared. "This is an urgent call for action. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find our hostages."

The IDF Spokesperson said, "This psychological terror video is not only a reminder of what Hamas did on October 7th, it is a reminder of how sick this terror group is, terrorizing the hostages and their families too."

"To Hersh’s parents Rachel and Jon: Our hearts are with you. We will continue doing everything in our power to bring your son Hersh and all our hostages back home. Your strength continues to inspire us as we fulfill this critical mission," Hagari concluded.