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Nine Israeli children have been held hostage in Gaza for 54 days. Thirty-one children held by Gaza terrorists have been released as part of a temporary ceasefire with Hamas, but after 54 days nine are still in the Gaza Strip.
These are the children who have been held hostage by the terrorist group since October 7:
Kfir Bibas, 10 months, and Ariel Bibas, 4 years. Kfir, the youngest hostage in Gaza, was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz along with his brother Ariel and parents, Yarden and Shiri. Due to Kfir’s extremely young age, the red-haired children have become some of the most recognizable among the hostages. The family was kidnapped by Hamas but at some point transferred to another Palestinian terror group in Gaza, the army said on Monday.
On the day of their arrest, a video circulated showing Shiri holding her children in her arms, a look of fear on her face, as she was surrounded by terrorists, with her boys facing her, with a blanket over them. There was also a video of Yarden, wounded with blood on his head, surrounded by terrorists.
Gali Tarshansky, 13 years old. Gali was kidnapped from Kibbutz Be’eri after her brother Lior, 15, was murdered. The two were hiding in their hideout room with their father Ilya, when terrorists entered their house. Gali and Ilya jumped out of the window and survived. The father was not captured and Lior’s body was later identified. The two siblings were an inseparable couple, relatives said in a video.
Amit Shani, 16 years old. Amit was the only member of his family taken by Hamas terrorists during the October 7 massacre in Kibbutz Be’eri. He was kidnapped in the presence of his mother Tal, 47. Amit and his neighbor, Yossi Sharabi, and Sharabi’s daughter’s visiting boyfriend, Ofir Engel, were all put into a black car.
Ofir Engel, 18 years old. Ofir, kidnapped from Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7, celebrated his birthday in Gaza. Engel, a dual Dutch-Israeli citizen from Kibbutz Ramat Rachel, bordering Jerusalem, was visiting his girlfriend. Ofir last had contact around 12:30 p.m. He then informed his family that he was hiding with the Sharabi family in their locked room. Hamas gunmen broke into the family’s locked room and took everyone out. They then told the women to sit on the grass and shoot the family dog.
The Dutch news spends frighteningly little news on the Jewish side. Just as the leading international Women’s Movement pays no attention to the rape of Jewish women and young girls. And he even denies it. Pray for honest news publications, such as NOS and Nu.nl, which are currently omitting in Joseph Goebbel’s dignified manner.
Pray for the army and country of Israel for protection and continued support from allies who also see this great evil as a danger to the entire world.
Thank you for the unity of the people of Israel. Prayer for the leaders.
Pray for the return of the kidnapped people including children. What a sadness.