In an effort to make them appear happier after their treatment in captivity, the captives who have been freed by Hamas from the Gaza Strip were given tranquilizer pills before being brought to Israel, according to a report.
The chief of the medical section of the Israeli Ministry of Health, Dr. Hagar Mizrahi, reportedly informed the Israeli government on Tuesday about the purported druggings, according to The Times of Israel.
According to the newspaper, Mizrahi gave the medication’s name, clonazepam, which is also referred to as Klonopin and Rivotril outside of Israel. According to the research, it would have given the impression that the captives were at ease, content, and optimistic following their physical mistreatment, famine, and psychological fear at the hands of the Palestinian terrorist organization.
Clonazepam is “used to relieve panic attacks,” according to the National Institutes of Health, among other things.
After being held captive for more than 50 days, the hostages were eventually transported to Israel by way of the International Red Cross.
The Israeli government claims that on October 7, more than 240 individuals, both Israelis and foreigners, were kidnapped to Gaza by Hamas terrorists who then overran the border and slaughtered 1,200 people.