- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 27, 2024

It’s going on six months since Hamas terrorists attacked Israel, but Ofri Bibas Levy still has no idea if her brother, Yarden Bibas, is alive or dead. He was taken captive by Hamas while trying to ward off the terrorists who had broken into his Kibbutz Nir Oz home — while trying to save his family from being taken.

He wasn’t able to save them. Hamas terrorists grabbed his wife, Shiri, and their two young boys, as well.

From Ofri: “On the seventh of October, my brother … was texting me from the safe room, he was there together with his wife, Shirt, and two little boys, [4 years old and 8 months old at the time] … there were terrorists inside the Kibbutz … he could hear them from outside his house shooting and screaming in Arabic, he was texting me, he was terrified. … I asked him to lock doors, windows, keep the boys quiet.”

Then there was a massive fire outside and Ofri said she received another text from her broth saying he loved them.

“About ten minutes later I got the last text from him saying the men were coming inside his house,” she said.

Months later, the family’s nightmare continues.

She’s still waiting for — hoping on — praying for — his release.

Tune in for more with Ofri, in her own words.

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