Kidnapped in Gaza – “My wife and daughters are gone”
The Islamic Hamas movement says it has kidnapped “dozens” of soldiers and civilians in the Gaza Strip. An Israeli fears for his wife and two young daughters.
This video shows Hamas holding a woman hostage near the Gaza Strip.
Hamas fighters kidnapped civilians and soldiers in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Yoni Asher does not know the whereabouts of his wife and two daughters.
Hamas claims responsibility for the kidnapping.
His wife, two young children, and his mother-in-law He was transferred to GazaSays Israeli Yoni Asher. He met his family in a video clip Palestinian Hamas organization The man told Channel 12 that the matter spread on social media.
According to Asher, his wife, two children aged three and five, and their mother were visiting Kibbutz Nir Oz, near the border with the Gaza Strip, when Hamas gunmen kidnapped them during the attack.
He did not speak to his family on the phone for several hours. After he was unable to reach her, he found his wife’s cell phone in the town of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip. Asher contacted the police and the Home Front Command. “I don’t know what’s going on. I need help reaching my wife, daughters and mother-in-law.”
The first kidnappers were released late in the evening
On Saturday evening, Hamas confirmed the kidnapping: “dozens of soldiers” had been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip, but civilians had also been kidnapped. A spokesman for Hamas’ military wing said on Saturday that the soldiers, including officers, were being held in “safe locations” in the Gaza Strip. The information could not be independently verified.
An Israeli army spokesman had previously confirmed the kidnapping of two Israelis. But he did not provide any information about the number of kidnapped people, and warned against circulating false news.
According to Israeli media reports, the armed forces have now regained control of the Re’im military base in southern Israel, where the Gaza Division is located, from Hamas fighters. The Israeli civilians who had been trapped there for more than twelve hours were released.
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