JERUSALEM (VINnews) — At least for some families, the hostage release on Friday night led to a happy reunification.Join our WhatsApp group
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The Asher family had been separated after mother Doron and her two daughters Raz (4.5) and Aviv (2.5), who were taken into captivity on October 7th, were released and reunified with their father Yoni Asher. The mother and daughters, who are from the center of the country, had been visiting relatives at Nir Oz.
The emotional reunion which took place at the Schneider children’s hospital where the children were taken for examination, was captured on camera. One of the children said that she had dreamt that she was back with her father, a dream which has now BH come true.
האיחוד של משפחת אשר
אביב אשר, 2.5, רז אשר 4.5 ואמא דורון שלושתן היו חטופות בידי ארגון הטרור החמאס – ביחד עם האבא יוני אשר
במרכז שניידר לרפואת ילדים מקבוצת כללית. קרדיט לצילום: דוברות מרכז שניידר. התמונה לבקשת ובאישור המשפחה pic.twitter.com/5W2EVpAKxf
— Tal Schneider טל שניידר تال شنايدر (@talschneider) November 25, 2023
The family had been profiled by actress Ginnifer Goodwin (a Jewish actress from Memphis), who decided to be the voice of Raz Asher. Goodwin championed the case of Asher, her mother Doron and her 2-year-old sister Aviv on her social media pages, presenting their pictures and demanding their immediate return.
Another family overjoyed by the reunion is the Monder family, where three generations returned from captivity- Ruth (78), Keren (54) and 9-year-old Ohad. However their reunion is marred by Ruth’s husband Avraham who is still in captivity. The seniors are also members of Kibbutz Nir Oz.
אוהד מונדר פוגש את אבא, אחרי 49 יום בשבי חמאס. אין מילים.
צילום: בי״ח שניידר pic.twitter.com/m6WHLkZejk
— נוב ראובני | Nov Reuveny (@Nov_reuveny) November 25, 2023
Ohad greeting his father for the first time after his release from captivity
85-year-old Yaffa Adar became famous after she was taken into captivity on a scooter. The Holocaust survivor was released and can be seen here with beaming family members.