84-year-old hostage released by Hamas: “They took me to Gaza on a motorbike and injured me”

84-year-old hostage released by Hamas: “They took me to Gaza on a motorbike and injured me”

Hamas hostage Yochved Lifshitz, the woman, who was released last night by the Al-Qasam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamist group that controls Gaza, said in a statement released Tuesday at the Tel Aviv hospital where she remains. She was taken by motorcycle to the Palestinian enclave, where she was kidnapped and injured by her captors.

Visibly shaken and somewhat disoriented, 85-year-old Lifshitz demanded at a news conference that all hostages, more than 220, taken by Hamas and other militias during the October 7 attack in Israel be released and allowed to return to their home countries. at the Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

“They took me on a motorcycle with my legs on one side and my head on the other.” This woman, sitting in a wheelchair, said during her media appearance, where she explained that her captors beat her with sticks as she was transported to Gaza.

He added that his captors took his watch and the jewelry he was wearing. After completing part of the journey on motorcycle, they forced him to cross the country on foot until he reached a tunnel leading to the Strip.

The older woman described the Hamas tunnel network as “a spider’s web.”

At the end of one of the tunnels, she was taken to a large room where 25 other Hamas abductees were housed, until two or three hours later she was taken to a separate room with four other hostages.

There “they treated us well,” he noted, specifying that they gave him food and medicine.

Lifshitz lamented that a fence costing “2 billion euros” did not serve to protect Israelis, referring to the security barrier separating Gaza from Israel.

Yocheved Lifschitz’s daughter told Britain’s BBC last night that she was “very clear” and willing to share information with the families of other hostages.

Sharon Lifschitz, who lives in London, told British television that her mother, who is 85 and was released along with Israeli citizen Nurit Cooper, 79, said: “It seems like everything is fine.”

“She is very clear and very willing to share information and pass on information to the families of other hostages she was with,” he noted.

The woman stated that her family has still not heard from her father: “A man who is deeply committed to the rights of the Palestinians and who has worked for peace with our neighbors.”

However, British Chancellor of the Exchequer Victoria Atkins today told British broadcaster Sky News that six other British citizens were suspected to be among the Hamas hostages and that these civilians were the London government’s “absolute priority”.

“It is a situation that is evolving very quickly, but the last figure they gave us is this: “It is believed that there are six British citizens (held by Hamas),” he showed.

Hamas released two elderly Israeli women on Monday. Since the October 7 attacks, four prisoners have already been released by the Islamist group.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office confirmed the release of Yocheved Lifshitz and Nurit Cooper. “They will be taken to a specially prepared hospital in Israel, where they will be reunited with their families,” the Israeli government stressed.

News of the release was released by the Hamas militia, the Ezzedin al-Qassam Brigades, which reported the release due to “reasons of force majeure” and due to “illness” of the two women, as explained on social media by the spokesperson. for the Ezzedin Brigades, al-Qassam, Abu Obeida.

The husbands of both women, who were also kidnapped, are still in the hands of the Islamists. The four were abducted by Hamas from their homes on October 7 in Kibbutz Nir Oz, where Hamas militants murdered members of that community.

(With information from EFE and Europa Press)

Source: La Neta Neta