Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has said that two civilians – one Nepali and the other Thai – who were abducted from Israeli territory are seen surrounded by Hamas terrorists.
Taking to Twitter, the IDF said, “A Nepalese civilian and a Thai civilian who were abducted from Israeli territory are seen surrounded by armed Hamas terrorists. One of the hostages is injured and is being carried on a hospital bed at Shifa Hospital and the other is walking.
The incident had happened between the hours of 10:42 am and 11:01 am on October 7, 2023.
According to the IDF, these findings prove that the Hamas terrorist organization used the Shifa Hospital complex on the day of the October 7 Massacre as terrorist infrastructure.
However, the IDF has not given the whereabouts and the condition of Bipin.
The Nepali Embassy, in a statement on Monday said the latest condition of Bipin Joshi of Kanchanpur, who was attacked by the Hamas group on October 7 and taken hostage to Gaza, could not be ascertained.
"On October 7, 2023, Kibbutz-Alumim in southern Israel was attacked by the Hamas group and among those held hostage and taken to Gaza was Bipin Joshi, a Nepali student,” the press note issued by the Embassy quoted the spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces as saying.
He is still out of contact and the search operation is ongoing, said the Embassy.
This is WHY Hamas brought hostages to the Shifa Hospital after the October 7 massacre.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 21, 2023
Why is Hamas still holding over 200 civilians hostage 44 days later?
This is the question the world should be asking. pic.twitter.com/P8EL5Z8wRT