Mahendranagar: The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has released a video showing two injured individuals being taken to a hospital in Gaza. The IDF claims that one of the individuals is a Nepali citizen, Bipin Joshi, who is being held hostage by Hamas. The New York Times has confirmed that the scene is from al-Sifa Hospital in Gaza, but the authenticity of the video has not been independently verified.
The video shows one person being dragged into the hospital and another person being taken to the treatment room on a stretcher. The IDF said that one of the two was a Nepalese and the other a Thai citizen. However, the IDF did not provide any information about the identity of the individuals or their current condition.
The IDF's release of the video comes as Hamas continues to hold 240 Israelis and other nationals, hostage, after launching an air and ground attack on Israeli territory near the Gaza Strip border on October 20. The attack killed 10 Nepali students who were part of the Learn and Earn program at Far West University.
The Nepalese government has confirmed that Joshi is among the hostages, and the Nepalese Embassy in Israel has also released a statement confirming this.
Based on the IDF's claim and the embassy's statement, it is possible that Joshi is one of the individuals seen in the video being taken to the hospital. However, this has not been confirmed.
The situation in Gaza remains tense as Hamas continues to hold the hostages. The Nepalese government is calling for Joshi's safe release, and the international community is urging Hamas to end the hostage crisis.
EXPOSED: This is documentation from Shifa Hospital from the day of the massacre, October 7, 2023, between the hours of 10:42 a.m and 11:01 a.m. in which hostages, a Nepalese civilian and a Thai civilian, were abducted from Israeli territory are seen surrounded by armed Hamas… pic.twitter.com/a5udjBw4wF— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 19, 2023