Emily Hand, an 8-year-old girl initially reported as a casualty in the invasion of Israel is believed to be alive and held hostage by Hamas in Gaza.
The girl’s family was informed by Israeli officials that she was likely abducted, not killed.
“We were told that she had been murdered. We were in mourning,” said Hand’s older sister, Natalie Hand. “On October 31, they told us that it was highly likely that she had been abducted.” (Trending: Donald Trump Loses His Cool At High-Stakes $250 Million Trial)
This is 8-year-old Emily Hand of Kibbutz Beeri. Her father Tom told CNN how he was relieved when he heard she was murdered, since the alternative is absolute hell.
This week his nightmare just got worse when he learned she was indeed kidnapped by Hamas to Gaza pic.twitter.com/Q8I39Mr43j
— Yael Bar tur (@yaelbt) November 6, 2023
Irish authorities are also involved in the search, as the girl is a citizen of Ireland.
The conflict between Israel and Hamas has resulted in thousands of casualties on both sides, with the girl’s family pleading for her safe return.
“I want to tell you that we are doing everything to get you home,” Natalie said in a message to her sister. “We know you are being held hostage. We love you so much and miss you.”
Palestinian Hamas terrorists killed over 1,400 innocent civilians, including 33 Americans. Potentially hundreds of people were taken hostages.
IDF Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht said the Hamas music festival massacre “is the largest number of Jews killed in one day since the Holocaust.”
Israel has targeted known Hamas locations with its airstrikes and missiles.
In Gaza, the death toll climbed to 8,000 Palestinians as Israel launches a counterattack to destroy Hamas.
Hamas notoriously use their own people as human shields, including women and children. The terror group also kills Palestinians who attempt to flee.
This makes it incredibly difficult for Israel to defend itself while avoiding innocent casualties. (Trending: Federal Court Rules Against Gun Owners)
Israel has repeatedly warned innocent civilians, as well as women and children, to evacuate the northern part of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military is preparing tens of thousands of soldiers to capture Gaza City and destroy Hamas’ current leadership.
A month ago, eight-year-old Irish-#Israeli Emily Hand was believed to have been murdered in the horrific Hamas massacre. Her father, Thomas Hand, initially found solace in the thought that she hadn’t been kidnapped. Yet, yesterday, his worst fears were realized when he learned… pic.twitter.com/QC70REA2Nx
— StandWithUs (@StandWithUs) November 6, 2023
Three senior Israeli military officers outlined the unclassified details about the counterattack. IDF says its main goal is to destroy the top political and military hierarchy of Hamas.
The assault is expected to be Israel’s “biggest ground operation since it invaded Lebanon in 2006.”
This also the first time that Israel has attempted to capture land and at least briefly hold onto it since its invasion of Gaza in 2008.
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