Video shows Hamas abduction of female IDF spotters on Oct. 7

“The footage reveals the violent, humiliating, and traumatizing treatment the girls endured on the day of their abduction, their eyes filled with raw terror.”

By Israel Today Staff | | Topics: Gaza, Hamas
Screenshot from video of Hamas terrorists capturing female IDF observers during the Oct. 7 attack. Source: Hostages and Missing Families Forum/X.
Screenshot from video of Hamas terrorists capturing female IDF observers during the Oct. 7 attack. Source: Hostages and Missing Families Forum/X.

The Hostages and Missing Families Forum announced on Wednesday morning that they would be releasing a video later in the evening of Hamas terrorists abducting female Israel Defense Forces spotters on Oct. 7.

Footage taken by body cameras of the terrorists reveals the violence and trauma experienced by five of the seven spotters captured alive from the Nahal Oz base. Another 15 field observers serving at the base were murdered during the attack.

The video running time is 3 minutes and 10 seconds. It was edited and censored to exclude the most disturbing scenes, including the bodies of those murdered at Nahal Oz and inside the bomb shelter from where the soldiers were initially taken.

“The footage reveals the violent, humiliating, and traumatizing treatment the girls endured on the day of their abduction, their eyes filled with raw terror,” said the forum.

The group represents the families of the hostages taken to Gaza during Hamas’s Oct. 7 onslaught on the northwestern Negev. Over 100 captives remain in Gaza out of the 253 kidnapped.

The decision to release the video was made by the families of the five spotters who remain in Gaza captivity 229 days later: Liri Albag, Karina Ariev, Agam Berger, Daniela Gilboa and Naama Levy.

The other two observers captured alive were Ori Megidish, who was rescued by the IDF in October, and Noa Marciano, who was murdered by a doctor at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital and whose body was recovered by the IDF in November and returned to Israel for burial.

The forum published chilling screenshots from the video, including a caption of a Hamas terrorist saying “you are so beautiful” while the young recruits are being zip-tied.

“Every new testimony about what happened to the hostages echoes the same tragic truth—we must bring them all back home, now. The State of Israel cannot accept a reality where its citizens constantly feel their lives are threatened and suffer from unrelenting fear and anxiety,” said the forum.

“With each passing day, it becomes more challenging to bring the hostages back home—the living for rehabilitation and the murdered for proper burial. The Israeli government must not waste another moment; it must return to the negotiating table today!”

With reporting by JNS.