Two elderly women who were released from Hamas captivity talked about the difficulties of being hostages on Saturday evening at the support rally for the families of those being held, as well for those who are missing.
Margalit Moses, a 77-year-old woman from Kibbutz Nir Oz said in a video message that “I was kidnapped and taken down to the tunnels in Gaza. At night, I must be connected to an oxygen device, and I took it with me to Gaza so that I could sleep. One of the terrorists who got angry at me took the device away, even though I told him that it was my oxygen. I spoke with him in Arabic, and he understood the meaning but he didn’t care.
“I didn’t sleep for 49 days. It was very hard. There were mental difficulties, there were physical difficulties and every day that passed it became more and more difficult,” Moses said.
An unbearable situation
“To be kidnapped in the tunnels is an unbearable situation. We must return the hostages as quickly as possible.”
Recovering from cancer, she is an avid lover of nature. According to a statement from her family upon her release, “She loves to travel, despite her poor health. Last summer she was on a cruise in northern Norway, and in the winter, planned to travel to Mozambique. She loves to knit vests and sweaters for her grandchildren.”
An additional video with testimonials from Adina Moshe was shown at the rally. “I left my good friends from the kibbutz [who are still captive in Gaza]. They are all very old, with serious underlying illnesses, and without appropriate medications.”
“When I was there, the food situation deteriorated. Eventually, we ended up eating only rice.
“I beg and plead: Please do everything in your capacity for their release; also so that I can recover. Until they return, I won’t be able to recover.”
Moshe, 72, was kidnapped to Gaza on October 7 from her home in Kibbutz Nir Oz, after the terrorists murdered her husband, Sa’id David Moshe.
She is the mother of four children: Maya, Yael, Sashon, and Amos.