What to Make of the Testimony from the Released Hamas Hostage

Posted on AllSides October 26th, 2023
From The Right
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You might say that Yocheved Lifshitz — an Israeli hostage released yesterday by Hamas — was one of the lucky ones. The 1,400 men, women, and children who died on October 7 were massacred in horrific ways. At this writing, only four — less than 2 percent — of an estimated 222 hostages taken into Gaza by terrorists on October 7 have been released.

Upon Lifshitz’s release, brokered by Qatar and Egypt, the 85-year-old Israeli said she had “been through hell.” She spoke of being beaten and robbed as Hamas...

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