There is a propaganda video of two hostages, including a kidnapped American citizen

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Hamas released new undated video footage on Saturday of two men— including an American citizen — held hostage in Gaza.
The hostages seen on the video were identified as Omri Miran and Keith Siegel by the campaign group the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.
In the statement, the campaign group said the video shows the hostages “for the first time after 204 days in captivity.”
A U.S. official told CBS News that the FBI is reviewing the proof of life propaganda video released by Hamas, which features U.S. citizen hostage Siegel along with an Israeli hostage.
The White House did not have advance notice of the Siegel video prior to its public release.
Hamas released video footage of Israeli-American Hersh Goldberg-Polin on that day — while Jews were celebrating Passover — and he delivered a long statement clearly crafted by Hamas.
It was the first time Hamas publicly released a video of a U.S. citizen held hostage, the U.S. official said, until Saturday when the video of Siegel appeared.
He is the second U.S. citizen to appear in a Hamas propaganda video.

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Two men, one of whom is an American citizen, are shown in fresh, undated video footage released by Hamas on Saturday while they are being held captive in Gaza. The two men are depicted in the video as being alive, and it was posted on the Palestinian militant group’s social media page. The group frequently uses this channel to post propaganda videos.

The campaign organization Hostages and Missing Families Forum identified the hostages seen in the video as Omri Miran and Keith Siegel. During the Oct. 9 Hamas attack on Israel, both men were kidnapped by militants. 7.

The campaign group said in a statement that the video features the hostages “for the first time after 204 days in captivity.”. “The video was posted on the channel where other hostage-related videos have been posted, but CBS News is unable to confirm the content or the date of filming.

An A U. S. An official told CBS News that the FBI is looking into the propaganda video that Hamas released showing U.S. S. Siegel, a citizen, is being held captive with an Israeli. Before the Siegel video was made public, the White House was not informed in advance of its release. I. S. The Siegel family is in communication with officials.

Five U’s are present. s. citizens who are still missing and thought to be held captive in Gaza, a U.S. s. confirmed on Wednesday to CBS News by an official. The wreckage of three additional U.S. s. People are thought to be under their control. On the day of the Passover holiday, Hersh Goldberg-Polin, an Israeli-American, was featured on a video that Hamas released, in which he made a lengthy declaration that was obviously written by Hamas.

The video of a U.S. was first made available to the public by Hamas. s. seized national, the U.S. S. until the appearance of the Siegel video on Saturday, an official stated. His name is U.S. II. S. citizen to feature in a propaganda video for Hamas. According to a family representative for Siegel, this is the first time the family has seen the 64-year-old American since he was kidnapped, CBS News reported.

Aviva Siegel, Siegel’s spouse, is a non-U.S. citizen. S. citizen, was freed by Hamas in November amid a brief cease-fire during which the militant organization freed roughly 100 hostages taken during its Oct. 7 assault on the State of Israel. In exchange, about 210 Palestinians were freed from Israeli detention facilities.

It’s estimated that 133 hostages are being held in Gaza by Hamas and its affiliate terror organizations.

“The most convincing proof that the Israeli government needs to take all necessary steps to approve a deal for the release of all hostages before Independence Day is the proof of life provided by Keith Siegel and Omri Miran. According to the statement released by the campaign group, “the dead should be buried with dignity, and the living should return for rehabilitation.”.

Reports from Pat Milton, Haley Ott, Margaret Brennan, and Tucker Reals.

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