Last Sunday, Hamas released a video featuring hostage Noa Argamani, titled “What Do you Think?,” asking whether viewers believed three Israeli hostages were alive or dead, and ending with the cliffhanger, “Tomorrow we will inform you of their fate.” The next day, Hamas announced the deaths of two of the hostages in an Israeli airstrike. How did Arabic and Hebrew language media portray these videos? And what are the true aims of these videos? Today we’re covering all this on Today Unpacked.

00:00 Hamas hostage videos
00:23 Hostage Noa Argamani
00:53 The fate of hostages unknown
01:14 Hostage video reports in Al Jazeera, Al-Masry Al-Youm, Arabi21, Sky News Arabia
02:10 Hostage video report in Israel HaYom, Ynet, Maariv
03:37 Creating divisiveness in Israeli society

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