Israeli ex-hostage says she confronted Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar in Gaza tunnel

Nov 29, 2023 | Hostages, Read Now

Nov 29 (Reuters) – An 85-year-old Israeli woman abducted by Hamas on Oct. 7 and set free two weeks later said she met its Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar while in captivity and asked him how he was not ashamed for having acted violently against peace activists like herself.

[The Reuters Report continues]

“Sinwar was with us three to four days after we arrived,” Lifshitz told the Hebrew-language Davar newspaper. “I asked him how he is not ashamed to do such a thing to people who all these years have supported peace.”

“He didn’t answer. He was silent,” she said.

[The Reuters Report continues]

On her release, she turned to shake the hand of a masked captor. Asked why, she replied: “They treated us gently and met all our needs.”

View in this November 29 Reuters report.