Freed Israeli hostage ‘went through hell’ in Hamas attack

Tel Aviv (AFP) – An 85-year-old Israeli freed after more than two weeks of captivity by Hamas militants in war-torn Gaza says she “went through hell” during her abduction. One of two elderly hostages freed late Monday, Yocheved Lifshitz recounted how the militants “went on a rampage in our kibbutz, kidnapped me, lay me over a motorcycle… and sped off with me through the ploughed fields”. International pressure has built for the release of the more than 200 other Israeli and foreign nationals still trapped inside Gaza amid withering Israeli bombardment sparked by the deadly Hamas attacks of October 7.


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