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Why Has Hamas Taken Hostages? | Victoria Coates

On October 7, Hamas terrorists killed 1200 people in their attack on Israel. They also took about 240 hostages. A recent hostage exchange continues to raise questions about those hostages, why they were taken, what they’re experiencing, and how different powers around the world are responding to this crisis. Heritage Vice President of the Davis Institute for International Security Victoria Coates once again joins the podcast to explain. 



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The Daily Signal article on the brothers of hostage Alon Lulu-Shamriz: https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/11/20/america-next-brother-hamas-hostage-issues-dire-warning-pleads-help/


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