Prominent British tabloid leads with photographs of young hostages, says their abduction shows why Israel must defeat terror group
A leading UK tabloid newspaper, The Sun, featured on its front page Thursday the faces of the 32 children who were abducted from Israel and have been held hostage by Hamas since October 7, along with the banner: “Bring them home.”
“32 innocent children snatched by terrorists,” the paper declared in its main headline. “This is why Israel must fight evil of Hamas.”
The report was also placed on the homepage of The Sun’s website, which included a video showing scenes of some children being abducted by terrorists during the Hamas onslaught.
All 32 were taken when over 3,000 Hamas terrorists broke through the border from the Gaza Strip under the cover of thousands of rockets fired at Israeli towns and cities. In a murderous rampage, the terrorists overran communities and killed 1,400 people, most of them civilians. Entire families were murdered, in some cases burned alive in their homes.
Some victims were raped and then executed, and some mutilated, amid other atrocities.
“Who kidnaps children? Where in the world is that the right thing to do?” Maayan Ziv, whose daughters Ella Elyakim, 8, and Dafna Elyakim, 15, were abducted, said to The Sun.
View the full article and supplemental information at The Times of Israel.