Israeli hostage held captive by Hamas could also be unaware his spouse, daughters have been murdered by the fear group

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Israeli hostage held captive by Hamas could also be unaware his spouse, daughters have been murdered by the fear group


An Israeli father who has been held captive by Hamas for over two months might not know his spouse and two daughters have been murdered by Hamas, a grieving relative instructed The Publish.

Eli Sharabi, 51, was kidnapped from Kibbutz Be’eri alongside his brother, 53-year-old Yossi Sharabi, throughout Hamas’ terror assault on Oct. 7, the brothers’ niece Shira Matalon mentioned.

Eli’s spouse, Lianne, and his daughters – Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13 – have been “brutally murdered” within the assault, Shira defined.

“I don’t suppose Eli is aware of that he misplaced his household, now we’re the closest household he has,” Shira, 17, lamented.

“We’re very fearful about how he’s going to take it. I can solely hope for the perfect, I can solely hope that he’s robust and he can undergo all of that and nonetheless have the ability to stay his life. First, we’d like him again,” she mentioned of her uncle’s potential response to his unimaginable loss.

“I imagine in Eli…I imagine that he can handle to cope with all of this and we owe it to him that we carry him residence, in order that he may be with the remainder of his household, those which are left,” she added.

Eli might not know his household was murdered, his niece Shira mentioned. Offered to NY Publish
Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13, have been murdered by Hamas on Oct. 7. Offered to NY Publish

On the morning of Hamas’ assault, Shira herself was together with her dad and mom and brother at their residence in a metropolis in southern Israel, away from the kibbutz.

Because the household hid in their very own protected room, they have been flooded with horrifying updates from Eli, Yossi, and their households whereas terrorists stormed the kibbutz, Shira recalled.

She remains to be haunted by one in every of Lianne’s final messages, which learn “‘we’ve by no means in our lives been so afraid.’”

“I can’t even take into consideration all of the issues they should have been by means of,” Shira mentioned tearfully.

“I do know that Yossi…he held the protected room door so the terrorists wouldn’t come within the protected, however he didn’t handle to do it…finally they broke into the protected rooms,” she defined.

“[Hamas] shot their canine instantly,” she added.

Whereas Eli misplaced his spouse and daughters, brother Yossi’s household have been in a position to escape, Shira mentioned.

Eli’s brother, Yossi, was additionally kidnapped on Oct. 7. Offered to NY Publish

“[His wife and daughters] wanted to go and conceal for like seven hours in order that they’d not be killed by the terrorists. They have been such heroes, they usually managed to outlive this, and he doesn’t understand it,” she lamented.

Chatting with the Instances of Israel in mid-November, Yossi’s spouse Nira mentioned “life stopped” for her and her daughters whereas her husband stays a hostage.

“I’m undecided they’ll even breathe contemporary air or be uncovered to daylight once more, they have to be so alone and so afraid,” Shira instructed The Publish of the relations’ considerations about what Eli and Yossi are enduring in Gaza.

Shira spoke to The Publish throughout a visit to New York, the place she and some different relations – together with one in every of Yossi’s daughters – spoke to the Purple Cross to ask for extra assist returning her uncles from Hamas’ clutches in Gaza.

“I got here to New York [this week] to talk within the identify of Noiya and Yahel, to carry their father residence,” she mentioned of her late cousins.

Yossi’s spouse and three daughters survived the assault. Offered to NY Publish

However even when Eli and Yossi do return, they’ve a really completely different world to return again to, Shira continued.

Whereas Eli misplaced his household, Yossi’s home within the kibbutz was razed on Oct. 7.

“Yossi’s home has been burned, he has nowhere to go when he returns and his household has nowhere to stay proper now,” Shira instructed The Publish.

“All of the lifeless our bodies on the street…and the lifeless our bodies are their buddies, they grew up with them. Mendacity there lifeless or burned, and you’ll see the abuse they undergo. Even after I inform it like this, I can’t imagine it,” she mentioned of the lethal assault.

Eli (proper) has been held for over two months. Offered to NY Publish

Despite the fact that Shira’s household’s residence was not attacked instantly, they nonetheless suffered from excessive trauma watching their family members endure so intensely.

“My dad and mom, they broke down. I wanted to name an ambulance for my dad. They misplaced it, they began having panic assaults,” she recalled.

Shira’s twin brother has since been known as up for the military, she added.

“We have been all very scared, as a result of we realized that…the worst has occurred,” Shira mentioned.

Yossi was seen being kidnapped by thee Hamas attackers alongside 18-year-old Ofir Engel, who was visiting Kibbutz Be’eri to see his girlfriend, the Instances of Israel reported.

Engel was launched on Nov. 29 as a part of the non permanent ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, which later collapsed as a result of disagreements over the discharge of grownup female and male hostages.


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