Families of Hamas Captives Prepare for a Difficult Holiday

Stand for Israel  |  April 24, 2024

People walk next to a seder table with pictures of Israelis held hostage by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, on the Eve of the jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem, April 22, 2024.
(Photo: Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

As the Jewish people remember Passover, a holiday that commemorates the Israelites’ freedom from Egypt, Israeli parents still have children in captivity in Gaza after they were taken on October 7, reports JNS:

“I can’t imagine celebrating the Festival of Freedom without my son,” said Dalit Shtivi, whose son Idan Shtivi, 28, was abducted from the Supernova music festival near Kibbutz Re’im on Oct. 7…

Zvika Mor, co-founder of the Tikva Forum, whose son Eitan, 23, was abducted by Hamas from the Supernova music festival, addressed his son ahead of Passover via a post on Facebook.

“My beloved Eitan! The house is almost ready, we are making final preparations for the chametz search [final search for the remaining leavened foods]. I remember when you were little, how you, Roni and Yair hid crumbs in small bags for me around the house,” Mor wrote.

“I hope you eat something there that somehow satisfies you. Every time I eat, I think of you and put something aside for you, maybe you will suddenly come,” he added.

Please continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and that all Israeli hostages will soon come home.

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