Israel-Hamas War

Israeli citizen: ‘My family were peacemakers and activists, and now it’s time to bring them home’

As the Gaza siege continues, Israeli families whose relatives were kidnapped by Hamas wait for action to be taken for the return of their loved ones

Israelis stand in front of photographs of some of those taken hostage by Hamas during their recent attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. Picture: Getty

Ten members of Shira’s extended family were either murdered, taken hostage or remain missing following the Hamas terrorist attack on the family’s kibbutz three weeks ago.

Her two uncles Eviatar, aged 65, and Avshalom, 66, and her aunt Lilach, 60, were murdered, as was her uncle’s 34-year-old caregiver, Paul.

Seven family members are being held hostage or are still missing. They include her 67-year-old aunt, Shoshan; her cousin Adi, 38; Adi’s husband, Tal, and their ...