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The October 7 Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel continue to have a chilling effect on the planet and a reverberating effect on the world of sports, including the National Football League. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the Philadelphia Eagles displayed their patriotism during Sunday’s game against Miami, calling attention to the American citizens who have been captured and are still being held captive in Gaza by the Hamas terrorists.

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Dozens of Americans were killed in the horrifying attack in Israel carried out by Hamas, and 10 U.S. citizens are still currently held by the terror group. Their status remains largely unknown, although it is believed that they are alive and being held as part of some attempted negotiations.

Eagles Put American Hostages In the Spotlight

For their part, the Eagles organization decided to send a message to those around the world that they support their fellow citizens who are currently held captive. They flew 10 flags in 10 empty seats during the Miami game this weekend to symbolize those Americans who haven’t been allowed to come home yet.

Eagles honor American hostages in Gaza

Eagles honor American hostages in Gaza | via Eagles Twitter

Philly continued their winning ways, defeating Miami 31-17 behind another highlight reel performance by Jalen Hurts – who ended the day with 279 yards passing and two touchdowns. But the most lasting snapshot of the afternoon was those stars and stripes standing tall as a message of both hope and freedom.

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Twelve Americans were initially taken hostage during the attack, according to multiple news outlets. However, Judith Raanan and her 17-year-old daughter, Natalie Raanan, of Evanston, Illinois, were released.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, speaking from Washington on Friday, commented on the remaining 10 hostages.

“We know that some of them are being held hostage by Hamas, along with an estimated 200 other hostages held in Gaza – they include men, women, young boys, young girls, elderly people, from many nations,” Blinken said. “Every single one of them should be released.”


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