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Now freed, an Israeli hostage describes the ‘hell’ of harrowing Hamas attack and terrifying capture

Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Eighty-five year-old Yocheved Lifshitz spoke of a “hell that we never knew before and never thought we would experience” as she described the harrowing assault on her kibbutz by Hamas militants and the terror of being taken hostage into the Gaza Strip. She spoke a day after Hamas released her and 79-year-old Nurit Cooper. Her 83-year-old husband remains a hostage in Gaza. Lifshitz was among the more than 200 Israelis and foreigners taken hostage on Oct. 7 after Hamas militants infiltrated Israel and killed more than 1,400 people.

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