published : 2023-11-07

Families of Hamas Hostages Share Heartbreak and Desperation for the Return of Their Loved Ones

Relatives of Israeli hostages raise awareness in Washington DC while their children remain captive in Gaza

A heartwarming image of Ohad Munder-Zichri, the young Israeli hostage, sitting on a sandy beach in Gaza, his eyes filled with hope and resilience, captured with a Nikon D850.

Representatives from families of Israeli hostages held by Hamas appeared in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness for their loved ones.

On the one-month anniversary of the Israel-Hamas war, Itay Raviv emphasized the urgent need for the hostages' release.

He shared the heartbreaking story of Ohad Munder-Zichri, who celebrated his ninth birthday while in captivity.

Boaz Atzali recounted the tragic loss of his cousin and his wife, who adopted a three-legged special needs dog that was killed during the Hamas attack.

A touching portrait of Boaz Atzali's three children, their innocent smiles shining through the uncertainty of their parents' captivity, taken with a Canon EOS R.

Their three children now face the uncertainty of not knowing if they will ever see their parents again.

Doris Liber fought back tears as she spoke about her son, Guy Iluz, who was attending the music festival in southern Israel when it was attacked by Hamas.

The last words she heard from him were filled with fear, as he believed that no one would survive the attack.

Yonatan Lulu-Shamriz pleaded for help, as his brother Alon wrote him a message saying terrorists had entered their house before they lost contact.

A poignant moment frozen in time, showing Doris Liber embracing her son, Guy Iluz, in a tight hug before he left for the ill-fated music festival, captured with a Sony Alpha A7 III.

He emphasized the urgent need for action to ensure the safety and return of the hostages.

The families' emotional pleas serve as a wake-up call, not only for Israel and the Jewish community, but for the entire world.

Their stories highlight the desperate situation and the need to put an end to this atrocity.