(ReliableNews.org) – On October 7, Hamas entered Israel and murdered approximately 1,200 people. The terrorists took more than 200 people hostage, including Americans. One of those American hostages is now allegedly dead.
On December 22, the Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum alleged Gadi Haggai died while being held by Hamas. According to The New York Times, the oganization said the 73-year-old and his wife, Judith Weinstein Haggai, were on their usual morning walk through the vineyards and fields of Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7 when terrorists shot him. Mrs. Haggai reportedly contacted friends, telling them her husband was shot and critically injured. Nobody has heard from the couple since then.
The forum didn’t explain how it knows that Mr. Haggai died. It claims Hamas is still holding his body in Gaza. The Haggais are both dual-citizens of the US and Israel. Mrs. Haggai is believed to still be alive and still being held by the terrorists.
President Joe Biden issued a statement upon learning of the reported death. He said that he and First Lady Jill Biden were “heartbroken by the news” and they are praying for the “well-being and safe return” of Mrs. Haggai. The president said the first family are praying for the Haggais for their four kids, seven grandchildren, and the rest of their loved ones.
The president promised to “not stop working to bring them home.”
Haggai isn’t the only hostage to die in Gaza. On December 15, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were in Gaza City when they accidentally killed three Israeli hostages. According to reports, the three hostages held up a white flag but IDF soldiers opened fire on them, killing two of them. The third hostage fled and screamed for help in Hebrew, causing the commander of the IDF to call for a ceasefire. However, the soldiers killed the third man anyway. The victims were later identified as 25-year-old Samer Al-Talalka, 28-year-old Yotam Haim, and 26-year-old Alon Shamriz.
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