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Israeli Eight-Year-Old Girl Presumed Dead Now Thought to be Alive in Gaza

Israeli Eight-Year-Old Girl Presumed Dead Now Thought to be Alive in Gaza

Emily Hand’s heartbroken father said it was better that she died because of “what they do to people in Gaza, that is worse than death.”

The family of eight-year-old Emily Hand learned Hamas kidnapped her at a sleepover in Kibbutz Be’eri, and she did not die in the attack on October 7th.

From The Times of Israel:

Natalie Hand [Emily’s older sister] said in a Channel 12 interview that the family had cried for Emily when they were informed she had been killed. “We were told that she had been murdered. We were in mourning,” she said. Then, “on October 31, they told us that it was highly likely that she had been abducted.”

Emily was at a sleepover at a friend’s house on the kibbutz on the night of October 6-7, Natalie said, and her friend and her friend’s mother were also apparently abducted. Their family was also initially told they had been killed, Natalie said.

She noted that Emily also has Irish citizenship. She said the Irish authorities have promised to do what they can to help, though they have made clear that their capacity to do so is limited, she said.

Thomas, Hand’s father, said three weeks ago, he had a “sense of relief” that Emily died instead of being taken hostage.

Thomas said: “I smiled because that is the best news of the possibilities that I knew… She was either dead or in Gaza and if you know anything about what they do to people in Gaza, that is worse than death. That is worse than death. The way they treat you. They have no food, they would have no water.”

I cannot imagine what the hostages are going through, especially after 30 days.

Also, somehow, the Hamas Health Ministry can count and identify thousands of “dead” people after an explosion.

Natalie echoed her father’s sentiments about what could happen to Emily being held hostage in Gaza: “We have no tears left. We are just broken. It is a constant nightmare. We just want to get her back. I am grieving about my mum and her. We have got hope back. We are strong. We will do anything. The thought of her being kidnapped and suffering, it’s a constant nightmare.”

This video is from three weeks ago:


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Exactly how do they know?

    Azathoth in reply to gonzotx. | November 6, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    They don’t.

    This is ‘fog of war’ shit designed to elicit despair.

    TargaGTS in reply to gonzotx. | November 6, 2023 at 2:16 pm

    The article doesn’t say. I wouldn’t be surprised of the Israeli government didn’t tell the family why they settled on the possibility that the girl is alive knowing that such information could potentially jeopardize sources & methods.

    From the story they did not find her body after thoroughly searching through the kibbutz and environs, so they are assuming she and her friend, and the friend’s mom were taken. A red headed little girl’s body would (sadly) not be hard to identify.

I assume they identify. all the bodies left behind.

Then they find all the surviving residents.

So by subtraction from known surviving and dead residents, the missing are presumed kidnapped.

    TargaGTS in reply to gonzotx. | November 6, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    There’s a GIANT disconnect between what Canada’s leftwing government says in public about refugees and how they actually implement their refugee policies. The reality is Canada’s immigration policies are FAR more stringent than ours. Even adjusted for population, they take a fraction of the legal immigrants than we do. They have arguably some of the toughest immigration standards in the western hemisphere. Their entire government/citizen compact is built upon socialized medicine. They understand that if they import too many consumers and not enough producers, that compact fails, literally goes bankrupt. This is why they’re freaking out about the negligible number of people who are now beginning to leak over their southern border.

    dawgfan in reply to gonzotx. | November 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm

    We’re gonna need a northern wall too now.

Canada’s Leftists are going to find their fellow Leftists Palestinians are not compatible with Canada’s Leftism.

I’ve lived through too many Timmys in too many wells. I’m simply not getting invested in another.