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Bibas Family Remains Captive in Gaza

On Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists infiltrated Kibbutz Nir Oz and kidnapped Kfir Bibas, his brother, Ariel, and their mother, Shira. Baby Kfir, believed to be the youngest person taken hostage, was only 10 months old. On Jan. 18, Kfir spent his first birthday buried deep inside dark Gaza tunnels.

In a recent interview, Eylon Keshet, a cousin of the Bibas family, said “We are not sure if he can make it. Every day that he is staying there is a real, real danger to his life.” 

At Kfir’s young age, he is only able to consume bottled formulas, raising concerns about his health. Four-year-old Ariel Bibas suffers from multiple health issues, including a skin condition that needs to be treated with proper medication. Keshet said that their family is extremely worried about Ariel’s state without adequate medical attention. 

Hamas officials claim that the Bibas children are dead, but without proof, the Israeli government is still hopeful that the two children are alive.

Kfir and Ariel have been honored around the world; in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Washington D.C. and other major cities, people gathered to release orange balloons into the air to honor the red headed children.

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