Video: The moment of the meeting between Maayan Zin, Dafna's artist and Ella Elyakim, who were released from Hamas captivity after 51 days, November 26, 2023/official website
Another 11 abductees will be released from Hamas captivity into Israeli territory on Sunday, after being captured in an attack on the Gaza envelope on October 7. All the abductees are from Kibbutz Nir Oz, which suffered a severe blow on Black Saturday.
Or Vigil Yaakov
Yagil and Or Yaakov were abducted from their home in Nir Oz together with their father Yair and his partner Merav Tal. Or, 16, and Vigil, 12, slept alone at their mother Renana's house on the kibbutz. The mother called to make sure they were in the safe room when the sirens sounded, and around 14:30 P.M., the children contacted their mother and whispered that they heard voices in Arabic inside the house. Renana still managed to hear Yagil say in Hebrew to the terrorists: "I'm too small, don't take me." She hasn't heard from them since.
12-year-old Yagil maintained a TikTok page he loved to operate. He appeared in a video released by Islamic Jihad during the war with Hannah Katzir, who was released in the first phase of the hostage deal. 16-year-old Orr loves playing Fortnite and working out in the gym.
Or and Vigil's father, Yair, remained in captivity with his partner Merav.
Or Vigil Yaakov/Documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
Sahar and Erez Calderon
Sahar, 16, and Erez, who celebrated his 12th birthday in captivity, were abducted together with their father Ofer, 50, from their home in Nir Oz. Their father remained in captivity.
Carmela Dan and 13-year-old Noya, a girl with special needs, were also abducted along with them. Carmela and Noya's bodies were later identified and buried.
Sahar Calderon / Documentation in social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
Erez Calderon/Image Processing, PR - One-Time
Sharon, Emma and Yuli Cuneo
Sharon Aloni-Kunio and her husband, David Konyo, were abducted from their home in Kibbutz Nir Oz along with their young daughters, Emma and Yuli, twins only three years old. On Simchat Torah, Sharon and David hosted Danielle Aloni, Sharon's sister, and her six-year-old daughter Emilia. Daniel and Emilia were also abducted by Hamas and released from captivity on November 24. Emma and Julie's father, David, remained in captivity.
Emma and Yuli Konyo/documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
Sharon Aloni Konyo / Documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
Karina, Mika and Yuval Engel
Sisters Yuval (11) and Mika (18) were abducted together with their parents, Ronen and Karina, from their home in Kibbutz Nir Oz near Gaza. The last message sent by Karina Engel in the family's WhatsApp group was received just before nine in the morning. She wrote that they were okay and in the safe room with the armed Ronen. Since then, they have not answered. The father, Ronen, remained in captivity.
The Engel family - husband Ronen, wife Karina and daughters Mika and Yuval / Courtesy of the family
12-year-old Eitan from Kibbutz Nir Oz was abducted to Gaza along with his father, Ohad. Batsheva Yahalomi, Eitan's mother, said that when the terrorists infiltrated the kibbutz, they tried to abduct her and her children while they were speeding on motorcycles. "During the trip, with her great resourcefulness and two little girls in her arms, she jumped but couldn't save her son," said Ohad's mother and Eitan's grandmother.
Eitan Yahalomi/documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
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