IDF Soldier, Former Hamas Captive, Returns to Service

Stand for Israel  |  February 27, 2024

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After being kidnapped and knowing Hamas murdered some of her best friends on October 7, Ori Megidish is home and ready to serve in the IDF to give hope to her nation, reports JNS:

Megidish, from Kiryat Gat, was kidnapped from the Nahal Oz Base during the Oct. 7 Hamas attack while serving as a spotter. Then 18, she had enlisted six months earlier.

Addressing U.S. donors last week, she spoke of the first moments of the attack: “There were a lot of loud noises. They woke us up and all the girls ran to take shelter. We said goodbye to our families on the phone and after a while, we heard a lot of shouting and gunshots.” …

“Despite my pain, loneliness and fear, while I was there, I had hope I’d be rescued. I pray that my friends who are still being held hostage have the same hope,” she added.

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