Freed hostage says Palestinian civilians abducted and sold her to Hamas

Apr 9, 2024 | Hostages, Voices

Nili Margalit, 42, on a tour of Europe to raise awareness of the 133 Israeli hostages still in captivity, told France’s Le Point magazine on Monday that it was Palestinian Arab civilians, not Hamas, who abducted her from her home in Nir Oz on Oct. 7.

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“They negotiated with Hamas to sell me. When they were paid, I was taken straight into a tunnel,” she said.

She was then transferred to a car at the border and taken to Khan Yunis. At that point, she was “sold” to Hamas.

Margalit was taken to a “reception room” in a tunnel, which held about 30 people, some of whom she recognized from Nir Oz.

[The Jewish Voice  Report continues]

“When they were paid, I was taken straight into a tunnel,” she said.

Margalit described the day of the attack. At 6:30 am she jumped up when she heard the alarms warning of incoming rockets and ran to her safe room. WhatsApp messages flooded in, some warning of terrorists in her kibbutz.

At 9:00 am, the terrorists, actually civilians, reached her home. They set fire inside her house and pulled her out of her safe room.

They put her on a golf cart, covered her in a white sheet and drove her to the Gaza Strip border.

She was surrounded by shouting Palestinian Arab civilians with Kalashnikov rifles.

View this The Jewish Voice Report from April 9th