Truly, this is the religion of peace.
The Hamas terror group on Tuesday published a video showing Hisham al-Sayed, one of two Israeli men being held by the terror group in the Gaza Strip, in poor medical condition — the first image of the hostage seen in years.
In the video, al-Sayed can be seen hooked up to an oxygen mask. The footage was undated, but it appears to have been recent, as a conference streaming on Al Jazeera’s Arabic channel seen behind the Israeli hostage took place on June 21.
What else would Hamas be watching but Al Jazeera?
Hisham al-Sayed is a Muslim Bedouin man with mental issues who crossed into that part of Israel controlled by Hamas. That was in 2015. The Islamic terror group, unable to get at any Israelis, has been holding him hostage ever since.
Hamas’s military wing had claimed on Monday night that “the health of one of its Israeli prisoners has deteriorated,” after years in which repeated attempts to reach a prisoner exchange deal between the two sides have hit dead ends.
The “Israeli” is a fellow Muslim. Not that it’s ever stopped Muslim terrorists.
“This is the first time I see his face in seven years. It helped put us at ease. He used to take medications and I hope they give him them,” his father Sha’aban al-Sayed told Channel 12.
He appealed to Hamas, saying: “Release him immediately. He’s sick and needs medical care at all times.”
Hamas keeps demanding the release of its imprisoned terrorists. But its trump card at the moment is holding one of its own people hostage and hoping that Israel ransoms him before he dies.