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Israeli Hostage Released

Israeli Hostage Released

Yocheved Lifshitz, one of two elderly hostages released by Hamas, told journalists that she “went through hell” and was beaten on the day she was captured, but that she messed with a Hamas guard while captured, getting better treatment than others.

Lifshitz was abducted with her 83-year-old husband, Oded, from their home, close to the border with Gaza, but Lifshitz said she was not held in captivity with Oded, who remains missing.

Hamas said it had released Lifshitz, 85, along with 79-year-old Nurit Cooper, on health grounds late at night. The Palestinian group, long listed as a terrorist organization by Israel, the U.S. and many other nations, is still holding more than 200 people hostage after its unexpected October 7th attack across southern Israel.

Israeli officials say the group killed more than 1,400 people in its initial attack and with its ongoing rocket attacks from Gaza. Health officials in Hamas-ruled Gaza said Tuesday that more than 5,700 people had been killed by Israel’s airstrikes, but Israel disputes that belief.

Yocheved Lifshitz, left, and Nurit Cooper, right were released by Hamas on Monday, October 23rd on health grounds.

Many are wishing and praying for all the hostages to be freed and to have peace.

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I am Aiden Carter in 6th grade and i play soccer. During my free time i usually like to read because it is like immersing yourself in a story. I usually like to write about school news because i could usually find it when walking around McAuliffe.

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  • Charlie T. 6th gradeNov 13, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    Dang that’s crazy, can you sequal to explain what happened to Oded the husband?