Concern is particularly great in Israel for Elma Avraham. This 84-year-old Israeli hostage, kidnapped on October 7 by Hamas and released on Sunday, will be hospitalized in intensive care and her life is threatened, said the director of the hospital where she is.
Elma Avraham “is in critical condition. She is being treated in our emergency department, due to a serious lack of care during her detention in recent weeks at the hands of Hamas,” said Shlomi Codish, director of Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, southern Israel. ‘Israel. Israel. “Her life is in danger and she will be transferred to the intensive care unit where we hope to stabilize and improve her condition,” he added.
Abducted from Kibbutz Nahal Oz
The old lady, an artist, was kidnapped on October 7 late in the morning when Hamas fighters burst into her house on Kibbutz Nahal Oz, during the bloody attack on Israeli territory. The Israeli military estimates that 240 hostages were taken to the Gaza Strip that day.
According to her son, Uri Rawitz, with whom she spoke in the morning, the octogenarian had not managed to lock the door to the secure room of his house. Uri will then receive a photo of his mother being taken away on a motorbike by armed fighters with another hostage.
Elma Avraham is part of a group of 17 hostages, including 14 Israelis, released on Sunday, after seven weeks of captivity, on the third day of truce in the war between Hamas and Israel, which released in exchange 39 Palestinian prisoners. This is the third time that Israeli and foreign hostages have been released in three days, as part of this truce in force since Friday and supposed to end this Monday evening.