A video clip showed an Israeli child who was released in a prisoner exchange between Israel and the Palestinian resistance factions in the Gaza Strip, talking about the rosary that his guards from the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) gave him, repeating words of praise, praise and cheers.
Ohad Monder conducted an interview with the Hebrew Channel 13 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, and an excerpt of the dialogue between the broadcaster and the child and his father was as follows:
Anchor: Have you learned a little Arabic?
Anchor: Any words for example?
Child: Cucumber (coiled in Hebrew).
father: And this “blessing”?
mother: You were also saying a prayer across the pond.
Child: Rosary? Their religious necklace they call rosary.
Child: Yes, they do the rosary with it like this (making movements with his fingers). They prayed and said prayers and taught me what to say. It was fun.
Anchor: You say what?
Child: “Glory be to God, praise be to God, there is no god but God, God is great.”
The Israeli channel highlighted three prisoners who are still in the Gaza Strip, namely Haim Peri, Amiram Cooper, and Avraham Monder, and hosted their grandchildren to talk about their memories.
Avraham Monder is the grandfather of the child Ohad, whom the channel met to talk about the conditions of his detention in Gaza. He said that he felt longing for his family and friends, and that he always remembered his father when he would whistle at him, joke with him, and play with him.
Monder said, “My grandfather Abraham used to play with me and hug me, so I feel pain and fear for his fate. I do not know every second that passes by what will happen to him. I always think about my grandfather and fear the bombing for him. When I am alone, I think about this matter a lot. Most of all, “I worry about my grandfather because of the Israeli army raids.”
The 9-year-old concluded his speech by saying, “I want to say something to all Israelis: Think about your grandfather being in captivity. Would you not want him to return to you now?”
Monder was among those released by Hamas on November 24, after he was detained from the Nir Oz settlement with his mother, Keren, his grandfather, Abraham, and his grandmother, Ruthie, during the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation on October 7.
First documentation published by Hamas of the release of the Israeli hostages. The man of the military arm laid a hand on Ohad Monder, 9 years old pic.twitter.com/hbvDgK73cw
— Suleiman Maswadeh (@SuleimanMas1) November 24, 2023
A video clip documented the first meeting between the child Mondar and his father after 49 days he spent with his guards from the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
On October 13, the military media affiliated with the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades published a video clip showing the way its fighters dealt with children. The video clips showed the way its fighters dealt with Israeli children during the battles in “Kibbutz Holit” on the first day of Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood.” “.
The scenes included a fighter playing with a child, another carrying two children in his hands, and a third shaking a baby's cradle to help him sleep.
An Israeli settler told how Palestinian resistance fighters refused to harm her and her children during Operation Al-Aqsa Flood.
Rotem, a mother of two children, spoke to Israeli Channel 12 about the moment Al-Qassam militants stormed her home, when one of the fighters told her, “Don’t worry, we are Muslims, we will not harm you.”
As for the prisoner Agham, she said about Hamas’ treatment of her, “Women are sacred to them. There they are treated like a queen,” while her mother said that the resistance members gave Agham “a beautiful name, a very beautiful Arabic name, which is Salsabil.”
Press coverage | Two female prisoners released from Gaza: The resistance fighters allowed us to practice sports and taught the children new games, including “cards of distress.” They called one of us “Salsabil,” and to them women are sacred and queens. One of them put a towel on his hands so he wouldn’t touch me when we played “fisticuffs.” “. pic.twitter.com/wpEYeGDfSm
– Quds News Network (@qudsn) December 23, 2023
Agam expressed her admiration for the name, saying, “This means water. It is mentioned in the Qur’an. Sweet water like that. What a coincidence. My name in Israel is Agam, which means lake.”
The Israeli girl Moshe Lemberg (17 years old) also spoke about her period of captivity with Hamas, which allowed her to have her dog “Bella” with her throughout the period of detention, which relieved her a lot and served as moral support for her, according to what she said.
Her father spoke, quoting his daughter, saying, “Hamas members fed the dog with what was left of their food, and made sure that she fulfilled her biological needs in an isolated part of the place where they were, and they cleaned it afterward, so there was no smell or any residue.”