The daughter of the hostage who was released by Hamas in critical condition denounced that they did not provide her with medical attention

Elma Avraham was released this Sunday

In an emotional press conference today at the Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, Tali Amano, daughter of Elma Avraham, the elderly hostage freed in Gaza, harshly criticized the Red Cross for failing to provide the necessary care to her mother during her captivity.

The 84-year-old woman, released yesterday as part of an ongoing hostage deal, She is in critical condition and hospitalized in life-threatening conditions. Amano described the dire condition in which Hamas returned Avraham, highlighting the lack of supply of his daily medications for more than 50 days.

“My mother didn’t deserve to come back like this”Amano expressed indignantly. “My mother was medically neglected. The Red Cross refused to give him her medication. “She arrived at the hospital with a heart rate of 40 beats per minute and a body temperature of 28 degrees Celsius, on the verge of losing consciousness and with wounds all over her body.”.

The Times of Israel He commented that Amano did not hesitate to report the situation “She was abandoned twice: once on October 7 and again by all the organizations that should have saved her.”

A Red Cross vehicle carrying Israelis released by Hamas heads to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)
A Red Cross vehicle carrying Israelis released by Hamas heads to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair) (Fatima Shbair/)

With a hopeful expression, he concluded: “I hope they didn’t manage to defeat her. We hope she recovers soon.”. The Avraham family demands answers and responsibilities, while the international community closely follows the outcome of this dramatic hostage story in the region.

Elma’s story

The old woman She was released this Sunday along with 16 other hostages as part of a temporary ceasefire agreement brokered by Qatar and the United States between Hamas and Israel. The woman was kidnapped on October 7 from her home in Kibbutz Nahal Oz in Israel, after the incursion of the Palestinian terrorist group that killed more than 1,400 people.

On the day of her capture, her son Uri Rawitz spoke to her for the last time at 10:20 am, at which time he heard shouts in Arabic outside his mother’s residence. Israeli security forces released Rawitz’s brother from his security bunker approximately ten hours after the last contact, finding the house broken into and Avraham’s bunker open, with no sign of his presence. Rawitz later learned from a neighbor that her mother had said, “There is a terrorist in my house.”

Elma has been a resident of Kibbutz Nahal Oz since 1974, located near the border with the Gaza Strip. Her son Uri, who grew up in Nahal Oz and now resides in Spain, mentioned that her mother’s kidnapping occurred exactly 49 years after her arrival at the kibbutz. Avraham is a mother of five children.

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The hostages released by Hamas on Sunday.

Released by Hamas

The terrorist group handed over this Sunday to the Red Cross a new group of 14 hostages Israelis (among which was Abraham) and three foreigners, on the third day of the truce agreed with Israel, as confirmed by the Israel Defense Forces.

Those released were taken to a military base, accompanied by Israeli special forces, and one person – Elma – was taken directly to a hospital by air.

Furthermore, they were released three foreigners of Thai nationality. Also traveling with them was Kariboy, who was not on the provisional list delivered hours ago to the mediators. The four were directed to the Rafah border crossing, between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.