Freed Bedouin hostage said Hamas kidnapped family ‘even though we are Arabs’

Dec 11, 2023 | Hostages, Humanitarianism

Bilal Ziyadne, 18, a Bedouin hostage freed along with his sister, Aisha, describes how Hamas kidnapped his family even though they were Arabs.

He recounted to Channel 13, “I told them we were Arabs. They said to us, even though we’re Arabs, they’re kidnapping us.”

Bilal and Aisha are the only two members of their family who have been freed so far.

Hamas also kidnapped Bilal’s older brother Hamza and his father Youssef, who are still being held in Gaza.

Bilal reported that during his captivity, he and his sister had no idea there were other hostages taken.

[The Jewish Voice Report continues]

One relative, Abdul Ziyadne, 29, was killed by Hamas terrorists on October 7th when he was camping on Zikim beach, and his body had been shot so many times, that it looked as if it had been “smothered” by bullets.

Another relative, Yosef Ziyadne 48, showed heroism when he rescued 31 Nova music festival attendees into his 14-seater minivan and managed to escape Hamas gunfire.


View The Jewish Voice Report from December 11th