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Shocking Revelations: Hostages Freed from Gaza Given Tranquilizers by Hamas

During a Knesset Health Committee meeting, a Health Ministry representative disclosed that hostages recently liberated from captivity in Gaza were administered tranquilizer pills by Hamas before their release (Source: Times of Israel).

The motive behind this drugging was to present the hostages as calm and content despite enduring physical abuse, deprivation, and psychological trauma for over 50 days in Gaza.

Dr. Hagar Mizrahi, head of the Health Ministry’s medical division, specified the drug as Clonazepam, known as Clonex in Israel and marketed as Klonopin and Rivotril globally.

This medication is commonly used to prevent and treat anxiety disorders, seizures, bipolar mania, agitation associated with psychosis, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The representative did not confirm whether the drugging was verified through blood tests conducted on the released hostages at Israeli hospitals, through the testimonies of the freed hostages, or both. Families of the hostages initially raised this issue during the committee session.

Health Committee Chairman MK Yonatan Mashriki (Shas) urged the Health Ministry to issue an official report to health organizations worldwide, detailing evidence of the drugging and other medical findings post the hostages’ return.

Dr. Yael Mozer-Glassberg, director of Israel’s pediatric liver transplantation service at Schneider Children’s Medical Center, reported in a press conference that the freed hostages, including 19 children and seven women, had lost 10-15% of their body weight.

Suffering from disordered eating after being deprived of food and water, some exhibited signs of malnutrition upon their return.

Mozer-Glassberg highlighted the alarming state of the hostages, noting lice and rashes infesting their heads and bodies. Moreover, injuries had become infected due to a lack of proper care and access to hygiene during their captivity.

In a television interview, Prof. Itai Pessach, head of the Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center, revealed that some hostages required considerable medical treatment, shedding light on the severity of their health conditions.

As the revelations unfold, these distressing details expose the additional challenges faced by the hostages, pointing to the urgency of comprehensive medical care and support for their physical and psychological recovery.

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