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New Docuseries ‘Surviving Hamas’ Spotlights Interviews With Survivors of Oct. 7 Attacks

The bloodied aftermath of a kindergarten in Kibbutz Be’eri attacked by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7. Photo: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Fox Nation debuted on Tuesday a two-part docuseries that highlights firsthand experiences of residents in Israel affected by the deadly Hamas terror attacks that took place in southern Israel on Oct. 7.

Surviving Hamas: A Benjamin Hall Special is hosted by Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was severely wounded in 2022 while covering the war in Ukraine, during which two of his colleagues were killed.

In each hour-long episode, Hall examines the events that took place on Oct. 7 and interviews survivors. He also visits communities in Israel that were targeted in the Hamas terrorist attacks, in which 1,200 people were murdered and more than 250 were taken as hostages back to the Gaza Strip. The docuseries was released two days after the six-month anniversary of the Hamas attacks.

“Ben’s unique perspective provides a powerful series that explores grief, resilience, and survival through the lens of those most closely impacted,” said Fox Nation President Lauren Petterson when the docuseries was first announced last week.

The first episode focuses on Maya Regev, a 21-year-old who was held hostage by Hamas after the terrorist organization stormed the Supernova Music Festival near the Gaza border in Israel on Oct. 7, killing more than 400 people and taking captive more than 40 partygoers. Regev talked to Hall about the ordeal that unfolded at the music festival during the early hours of Oct. 7, getting shot in the leg by Hamas terrorists and being held hostage in Gaza until she was eventually released as part of a hostage deal between Israel and the terror group.

In the second episode of the docuseries, Hall interviews survivors and families affected by the Hamas invasion of Kibbutz Nir Oz in southern Israel. During the surprise attack, Hamas terrorists set homes on fire in the kibbutz, killed residents, and abducted civilians. A quarter of the Nir Oz community was either killed or kidnapped on Oct. 7.

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OCAD University student is seeking $1M in damages—alleging a lack of protection from threats and abuse

Samantha Kline, 22, presented photos of antisemitic graffiti she says targeted her.

The post OCAD University student is seeking $1M in damages—alleging a lack of protection from threats and abuse appeared first on The Canadian Jewish News.

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Palestinian Islamic Jihad Releases New Propaganda Video of Israeli Hostage

Israeli hostage Alexander (Sasha) Trufanov as seen in a propaganda video released by Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Photo: Screenshot

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group on Tuesday released a short propaganda video featuring Israeli hostage Alexander (Sasha) Trufanov, 28, who was kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists during Hamas’ Oct. 7 massacre across southern Israel.

The 30-second undated video shows Trufanov, an Amazon employee, identifying himself and saying that he will soon discuss what has happened to him and other hostages in Gaza.

Similar videos have been released by terrorists groups in Gaza. Israel has lambasted them as psychological warfare.

Trufanov’s mother said in a video released by the family that she was happy to see her son after all this time, but “it was heartbreaking” that he had been a hostage for so long.

Trufanov was an engineer at the Israeli microelectronics company Annapurna Labs, which Amazon owns.

Hamas-led Palestinian terrorists abducted over 250 people during their Oct. 7 onslaught. Trufanov was kidnapped alongside his mother, grandmother, and girlfriend.

All three were released as part of a temporary ceasefire agreement negotiated in November. His father, Vitaly Trufanov, was one of the 1,200 people killed during the Hamas massacre.

“The proof of life from Alexsander (Sasha) Trufanov is additional evidence that the Israeli government must give a significant mandate to the negotiating team,” the Hostages Families Forum, which represents the families of the hostages, said in a statement.

More than 120 hostages remain in Gaza, which is ruled by Hamas. Islamic Jihad is a separate but allied terrorist organization in the Palestinian enclave. Both are backed by Iran, which provides them with money, weapons, and training.

Negotiations brokered by Qatar, Egypt, and the US to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in Gaza have been stalled for weeks.

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Gal Gadot’s Action Movie Nabs Second Place on Netflix List of Most Watched Films in Second Half of 2023

Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone in a scene from the trailer for “Heart of Stone.” Photo: YouTube screenshot

Netflix released its engagement report that details the films with the most views from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2023, and Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s action thriller Heart of Stone secured the number two spot with 109.6 million views.

The film — starring Gadot alongside Jamie Dornan and Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt in leading roles — was the runner-up to Leave the World Behind, the drama starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, and Ethan Hawke that garnered 121 million views on Netflix.

Heart of Stone, directed by Tom Harper, was released on the streaming giant on Aug. 11 of last year. The action film is about international intelligence operative Rachel Stone, played by Gadot, who goes on a mission to protect an artificial intelligence system, known as The Heart, from falling in the wrong hands. The film was produced by Pilot Wave, a company founded by Gadot and her husband Jaron Varsano.

Gadot also stars in Netflix’s most popular film of all time, Red Notice, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Reynolds.

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