An Israeli elderly who was among the first captives released by Hamas gave an insight into her captivity and recounted a meeting with the resistance group’s leader Yahya Sinwar while held in a tunnel in the Gaza Strip.
Speaking to the Davar newspaper, Yocheved Lifschitz, said that Sinwar was present days after their arrival in Gaza.
According to Lifschitz, who was released on October 24, Sinwar visited the hostages to assess their conditions, introducing himself, asking their names, and assuring them of their safety.
Numerous ex-hostages have corroborated Sinwar’s visit to evaluate their situation. His ability to talk in Hebrew, acquired during 17 years of Israeli imprisonment, was noted by multiple of the returned hostages.
Meanwhile, she acknowledged the decent treatment of Hamas fighters during her captivity.
She highlighted assurances from their captors based on their belief in the Quran and detailed periodic medical check-ups and medication provision.
The freed Israeli woman’s subsequent press conference following her release in October, drew criticism across the Zionist entity as she said that she was treated well by Al-Qassam fighters who took care of every detail related to her health.
“Some viewed her remarks as lenient toward her captors, while others speculated that her statements might have aimed to safeguard her husband, who remains in captivity,” i24NEWS reported.
However, more than a month has passed on her release, the Israeli freed captive is still affirming the good treatment of her captors.
Source: Al-Manar English Website