(DailyDig.com) – As a component of the armistice and prisoner exchange deal between Israel and the Islamist organization, Hamas released an American child on November 25 who had been kept captive by them since October 7.
She should have been released much sooner, according to Jake Sullivan, the National Security Advisor of the White House, who spoke before her release. The White House expressed optimism that more Americans would be freed.
On the third day of the shaky ceasefire, which has witnessed Israel release Palestinian captives and allow humanitarian supplies into the Gaza Strip, 17 hostages, including Abigail Mor Edan, were liberated.
Liz Hirsh Naftali, Abigail’s great-aunt, disclosed the murders of Abigail’s parents that took place in the Kfar Aza kibbutz house.
According to Hirsh Naftali, a Hamas killer shot her father, causing him to fall on top of 3-year-old Abigail, who celebrated her fourth birthday on November 24. With her father’s blood all over her, she slid out from behind his corpse. She hurried to a neighbor’s home and hid in the bomb shelter with them. Abigail, the neighbor, and her three children, were seen being removed from the kibbutz by a terrorist, according to Hirsh Naftali. That was the very last word they heard about them.
Hirsh Naftali said that Abigail’s elder brothers managed to escape the terrorist strike. These children know their parents have died because they witnessed their murder.
After a long wait, on November 25, 17 captives were finally released. During that time, Hamas claimed that Israel had committed many breaches of the deal. Upon completion of the trade, 39 Palestinian captives detained by Israel also were freed.
In return for the 150 Palestinians who were detained in Israeli prisons, the agreement stipulates that Hamas must free 50 captives by the pact’s conclusion. If ten more hostages were freed, Israel would extend the ceasefire by one day.
Under the terms of the deal, hundreds of relief vehicles carrying food, medicine, water, and fuel have also made their way into Gaza.
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