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Family pleads for return of grandmother, 85, taken hostage in Gaza

An Israeli woman has made a desperate plea for help for her 85-year-old grandmother who has been captured and taken to Gaza by Hamas terrorists — and blasted Israeli officials for not being in communication with her family.

“This is my grandmother, she was captured and taken to Gaza,” Adva Adar wrote on Facebook. “Her name is Yaffa Adar and she is 85!!”

Her anguished cry for help comes as the surprise attack from Hamas terrorists has taken the lives of over 600 Israeli citizens.

“My grandmother established the kibbutz with her own hands, believed in Zionism, in this country that has abandoned her, a hostage,” Adar wrote. “She is apparently thrown somewhere, suffering from severe pain, without medication, without food, and without water, dying of fear, alone.”

“And no one is talking to us, no one can tell us anything,” Adar added.

The horrified granddaughter said she felt more should be done to get those who were captured home safely, writing that she wished the Israeli government “would not sleep at night and turn over every piece of land until these people get home.”

“Understand that there are people here, elderly and children, women and men, with names and families,” she wrote.

On Sunday, the security cabinet in Israel officially voted to declare war — the first since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu braced the Jewish State for a “long and difficult war” Sunday as his administration retaliated against the surprise attack from the Hamas terrorists that killed at least 600 Israeli citizens.

“We are embarking on a long and difficult war. The war was forced upon us by a murderous attack by Hamas. The first phase ends in these hours by destroying most of the enemy forces that have penetrated our territory,” Netanyahu declared, per a translation.

“We will restore security to the citizens of Israel and we will win.”

Over 300 Palestinians were killed in Gaza since the beginning of the war with Israel Saturday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Sunday.

Nearly 2,000 Gazans were also injured “as a result of Israeli airstrikes.”

Over 300 Palestinians were killed in Gaza since the beginning of the war with Israel Saturday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Sunday.

The IDF claimed it killed at least 400 Palestinian terrorists in Israel and in strikes in Gaza.

On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed that the US government is looking into reports that Americans were killed and reported missing in Israel.


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