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The mother of the abductee documented in the video: "I want to bring my baby home" - Walla! news

2023-10-17T08:45:11.491Z

Highlights: The mother of the abductee documented in the video: "I want to bring my baby home" - Walla! news. The family of 21-year-old Maya Shem, who was abducted by Hamas terrorists, called on world leaders to work for the release of all the captives. So far, 199 families have been notified that their loved ones are in captivity in the Gaza Strip. This came after Hamas released a video last night documenting the name of a woman from Shoham and a French citizen.


The family of 21-year-old Maya Shem, who was abducted by Hamas terrorists, called on world leaders to work for the release of all the captives. So far, 199 families have been notified that their loved ones are in the Gaza Strip. IDF Spokesperson: "The Video - Psychological Terrorism"


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Maya's family there and representatives of the headquarters of the families of the abductees and missing held a press conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning. This came after Hamas released a video last night documenting the name, a 21-year-old woman from Shoham and a French citizen, from captivity in the Gaza Strip. So far, 199 families have been notified that their loved ones are in captivity in the Gaza Strip.

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"Yesterday I saw a video of Mia on the news. At that moment I was excited and screaming because I saw that Mia was alive," said Karen, Mia's mother there, "After all the excitement I saw him again, and I see that she injured her hand, underwent surgery, I see that she is in pain and very scared. You can see that she's scared, that she says what she's told to say. Until yesterday, I didn't know if she was alive or dead. She went to enjoy the party, now she's in Gaza."

"I'm very worried about her. I see this as an excellent and optimistic sign for Mia and all our captives," she added. "I guess they're being taken care of. All I ask world leaders is to bring my baby home in exactly the same condition I saw her on TV yesterday. Let her come and get the medical care she needs. I ask world leaders to bring all the captives home. We went through a crazy terrorist attack, tomorrow it will be in France and the next day in the United States. The enemy is very cruel. This is a crime against humanity."

Karen, Mia's mother there, with her picture at the press conference, today/Reuven Castro

"We're here to say one thing: We want Mia and all the other abductees to come back," said Eli Shem, the abductee's older brother. "Mia is an innocent girl who went to a party with friends and ended up kidnapped and far from home. We want to bring her back."

"I trust our government and all world leaders to do whatever it takes to bring all the hostages home," added her other brother, Uri.

Prof. Hagai Levin, who assists the families' headquarters, said that "the video released by Hamas places the responsibility on its people and patrons to ensure that it is returned alive along with all the abductees and that everyone receives proper medical treatment. Hamas must provide information and data on the medical condition of all the abductees. According to our data, there are other patients and wounded to varying degrees. We demand to know how they are doing. You have to understand: the situation of abductees who need medication or treatment for their injury deteriorates from moment to moment. The suffering caused to them is immense and they are in immense danger of severe disability and death."

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At the beginning of the video, she is lying in a hospital bed, and it is evident that she has injured her hand. "Hi, I'm Mia Shem, 21 years old from Shoham, I'm currently in Gaza, I came back early Saturday morning from the Sderot area from the party. I was very badly injured in the hand. They took me to Gaza and operated on me hand-in-mouth in hospital for three hours. They take care of me, take care of me, give me medication. Everything is fine, I just ask that they bring me home as soon as possible to my family, my parents, my brothers," she says in the video. From what she said, it can be concluded that she is not alone, as she adds: "Please get us out of here as soon as possible. Please, thank you." The New York Times reported that parts of it were filmed six days ago.

Mia's brother, Eli, told Walla yesterday: "It's not easy, it's going to be fine." In recent days, Shem's friends and family started an Instagram account that now has nearly 2,000 followers, which read: "We are family and friends of Mia Shem, an innocent civilian who was kidnapped by Hamas/ISIS to Gaza on October 7. Help us bring her home."

IDF Spokesperson Daniel Hagari responded to the video this morning, saying, "This is psychological terrorism directed at Israeli citizens. ISIS is also using it. Hamas is desperately trying to rehabilitate its image, which is ostensibly a humane organization, but has forgotten to explain to the world how a girl who went to a party finds herself kidnapped and injured in Gaza. The world needs to know who Hamas is."

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