Hostages Describe Emotional Abuse, Narrow Escapes From Death

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Noa Argamani, a rescued hostage embraces her father, Yakov Argamani, after the military said that Israeli forces have rescued four hostages alive from the central Gaza Strip, in Ramat Gan, Israel, in this handout image obtained by Reuters on June 8, 2024. Israeli Army/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The male hostages rescued Saturday in the operation in Gaza’s Nuseirat camp reported to medical teams that during their captivity, they were subjected to what they described as “brainwashing” and emotional abuse, with the terrorists forcing them to read the Quran and study Islamic rulings.

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Israel’s Channel 13 reported that Noa Argamani told her family that she was held captive with Yossi Sharabi and Itay Svirsky, who were killed in Hamas captivity. The IDF later confirmed that Sharabi likely died during an airstrike on a building near where he was held, and Svirsky was murdered days later by a fleeing terrorist.

Noa, possibly the last Israeli to see Sharabi and Svirsky alive, told her family that “I saw the rocket entering the house, I was sure that I was about to die. I thought- that’s it – but I stayed alive.” She added that during the course of her captivity she was moved between various apartments and was not kept in tunnels. She was allowed sometimes to go out and breath fresh air while dressed as an Arab. On rare occasions she was allowed to shower.

Almog Meir Jan said that a clip of him had been made by Hamas and asked whether his family had seen the clip. The clip was never used by the terrorist organization.

Andrei Kuzolov said that he had kept a diary throughout his captivity. Every day he added a line or two, including the word Padruk -present in Russian, since “Every day is a present”. He added that he had improved his Hebrew during this period. “I began to learn Hebrew exactly a year ago, so I had a lot of opportunities to improve it with my friends.”

 

 


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anaymous
anaymous
9 days ago

The rescue of these hosstages should show the world just how important life is to a Yid. That the team of rescuers was willing to risk their lives to save the lives of Yidden who they did not know.May the rescuded captives, share in the joy of Matan Torah with their families & may H”KBH bless and all those brave soldiers involved in the rescue with good health orechim Yomim. And to the family of brave commander who paid the ultimate price to rescue his brothers & Sister, may you be comforted in the knowledge that all of Klal Yisroel mourns your loss and shares your pain. Am Yisroel Chai, Leolom Voed! Am Echad v’Lev Echad.

Tsvi Kukenheim
Tsvi Kukenheim
9 days ago

Amazing that the new head of the Labor party still does not know how to stand up for the Jewish people and its country however prefers to give part of Jerusalem to the murderers and has no clue how to behave like a real jew. Anyone trying to vote for this looser digs his/her own grave by giving the key of East Jerusalem and the Har habayit to these Arab monsters or murderers. In fact he has become part of these animals.

Foxy
Foxy
9 days ago

Death to hamas !

Alte Zionist
Alte Zionist
9 days ago

As Ben-Gurion would say, “we don’t rely on miracles but we certainly take them into consideration”

Bernhard H. Rosenberg
Bernhard H. Rosenberg
9 days ago

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This is a must to see especially for young people. It is an excellent review of the rise of Nazism. It tells us how the German people were hypnotized by Hitler to do the most abhorrent acts. I have always preached strength through power. Be prepared for antisemitism in every generation. I have never been a war monger, nor do I seek violence. However the world stood by and let Hitler and the Nazis take control of countries through there might. They cared little for the Jews and stood by while six million perished. The world today denies the atrocities done by Hamas, including murder and rape. Hamas has a great propaganda machine not unlike that of Nazi Germany. The world wants us to believe that the Israelis are the monsters, even though they are defending themselves. THE United Nations is no friend to Israel and spreads lies to the world. Jews should take courses teaching self defense. The Jewish students on college campuses are attacked by former friends who believe Hamas is the victim. Liberal college professors have blinded these students with false information leading to anti-Zionism and antisemitism. Certain television stations and newspapers lead us to believe that Israel murders in mass innocent civilians, while denying that Hamas uses civilians as shields. Life means nothing to them. Jews must remember that in every generation a new Hitler arises. Send your children to colleges with a strong Hillel and Chabad. Seek out schools in Israel; attend Yeshiva University and Touro college. When challenged by pro-Palestinian mobs we must confront them with equal amounts of people supporting Israel. Silence on our part is not golden. We must act like Israelis; be proud and stand up against our enemies with courage. As Jews, learn all you can about your enemy and be able to answer all their lies and deceptions. We must seek the help of of the Christian community and other minorities. Can you imagine what would happen if the Black and Brown communities were attacked and villainized? I can assure you they would not stand idly by and would not be afraid to protest in the streets. Rabbis and Jewish leaders need to speak out. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG EDISON NJ.

Bernhard H. Rosenberg
Bernhard H. Rosenberg
9 days ago

Hiding amongst so-called civilians no longer works. That game is up