Horrifying moment Israeli mother and young sons are abducted by Hamas
Horrifying moment Israeli mother and her two young sons are abducted by Hamas terrorists and dragged screaming away from their home with none of the family having been seen since
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Horrifying video shows the moment an Israeli mother and her two young sons are dragged screaming from their home near the Gaza border by Hamas terrorists before disappearing.
Shiri Silberman-Bibas, 30, was hiding in a safe room with her husband Yarden and their nine-month-old Kfir and three-year-old Ariel when Israel was invaded by the militants on Saturday.
Armed with just a small pistol, Yarden hoped to defend his family and their home in in Kibbutz Nir Oz as villages were raided – in an attack which saw hundreds of Israelis killed and over 100 taken hostage.
The father texted relatives ‘I love you all’ as they hid, with militants firing semi automatic weapons outside their window, according to reports. Half an hour later, he ominously wrote ‘they’re coming in’, before communication ceased.
The family has not been heard from since, and Shiri’s parents, Yosi and Margit Silberman, who are in their late 60s, are also missing and feared abducted.
Later, video emerged showing the distraught mother clutching her two children as they are kidnapped, with horrified onlookers screaming: ‘She has a baby.’
Shiri Silberman-Bibas, 30, is believed to have been abducted along with her nine-month-old Kfir and three-year-old Ariel
Israel supporters at a vigil outside Downing Street in London held up pictures of the mum and her boys being taken, with one placard begging: ‘Let the children go’
Social media footage of Shiri sobbing as she and her children are taken away by the militants has sparked anguish
Shiri and her little boys appear to have been pushed into armoured vehicles by Hamas fighters after their village was stormed
The whereabouts of three-year-old Ariel and nine-month-old Kfir are not known after Hamas terrorists kidnapped their family
Social media footage of Shiri sobbing as she and her children are taken away by the militants has sparked anguish among the Jewish community worldwide.
The mother’s expression of terror and pictures of her innocent sons in happier times have been used by demonstrators around the world to show the horror inflicted on Israel by Hamas.
Distraught Israelis at a vigil outside Downing Street in London held up pictures of the mum and her boys being taken, with one placard begging: ‘Let the children go’.
Missing grandmother Margit is a nursery teacher who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, and is said to desperately need her medication.
Shiri’s niece Yifat Zailer, who spoke to the New York Times, said she she will not rest until her relatives are returned home.
‘I just hope that they are alive, and that they are together. And I want them home, with me, so I can hug them tightly again,’ she said.
‘We feel that those responsible don’t know what to do, because this is a situation we’ve never been in before. That’s the feeling in Israel,’ she added. ‘It’s a catastrophe.’
Another young family from the same village near Israel’s border with Gaza are all believed to have been murdered by the terrorists.
Tamar and Yonatan Kedem, along with their three children Shachar, Arbel and Omer, were all reportedly killed by Hamas in Kibbutz Nir Oz.
Israel’s official X account posted of their deaths: ‘Tamar, Yonatan and their children Shachar, Arbel, Omer. An entire family wiped out by Hamas terrorists.
‘There are no words. May their memory be a blessing.’
Tamar and Yonatan Kedem, along with their children Shachar, Arbel and Omer, were all reportedly murdered by Hamas
Tamar’s last social media post was made on the night before Hamas invaded Israel
Several major figures decried the family’s murder, including Israel’s former prime minister Naftali Bennett, who wrote on X: ‘An entire family murdered in cold blood.
‘Look at their happy faces. Their love. All of them murdered by Palestinian terrorists at Nir-Oz kibbutz. Just because they’re Jews.’
Around 150 Israelis, many of them civilians, are believed to have been kidnapped by the militants in the bloodiest incursion on Israel’s territory in its 50 year history.
Footage has shown terrified children, mothers and elderly people being loaded into vehicles by heavily armed men before being taken to Gaza.
Weeping Israelis held a vigil outside Downing Street holding up pictures of Kfir and Ariel
Pro-Israel demonstrators protest during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, near Downing Street in London
The mother appears to plead with the militants as she desperately clings to her two young sons
Gunmen were reported to have been going door to door to round up whole families as they sheltered from a barrage of rockets fired into settlements from Gaza.
It has even been suggested that an elderly Holocaust survivor was among those dragged across the border into Hamas territories.
Two Britons are also feared to be among those being held after the terrorist group launched its bloody surprise attack.
Now the group has announced that it will execute hostages one by one in retaliation for any new Israeli bombing of civilian houses without pre-warning.
Abu Obaida, spokesperson for Hamas’ armed wing, the IQB, said they have been acting in accordance with Islamic instructions by keeping Israeli captives safe.
He blamed the intended move on Israel’s stepped-up bombing and killing of civilians inside their homes in air strikes without warning them.
‘We have decided to put an end to this and as of now, we declare that any targeting of our people in their homes without prior warning will be regrettably faced with the execution of one the hostages of civilians we are holding,’ he said.
Gaza City has been devastated by airstrikes today in response to the surprise attack launched by Hamas on Saturday.
Israel today ordered a ‘complete siege’ of the city, cutting off electricity, fuel and food for the Gaza Strip’s 2.3 million people.
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