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Yagil Yaakov

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The Yaakov siblings from Kibbutz Nir Oz tried to hold the sealed room door shut, but were overtaken by Hamas terrorists. Yagil told them, ‘Don’t take me, I’m too young’.
On Saturday 7 October Yagil (13) and Or (16) were kidnapped from their mother’s home on the kibbutz. Their father Yair Yaakov (59) was shot by Hamas terrorists and kidnapped, wounded, from his house along with his partner, Merav Tal (53).
On November 9th, the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad posted a video of Yagil and of 77-year-old Hanna Katzir. The terrorists said they were prepared to release the hostages for humanitarian reasons.
Yagil has a life-threatening peanut allergy. The Israeli Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has previously sent an urgent call to international Allergy organizations insisting that the boy be seen and examined by representatives of the Red Cross, and be provided with injectable epinephrine. The Red Cross has not visited any one of the hundreds of our hostages.

Yagil and Or were freed on November 27th, after spending 52 days in Hamas captivity, following a temporary cease-fire agreement. Merav Tal, their father’s partner, was freed the day after.
On 15 February Kibbutz Nir Oz announced with a broken heart that Yair ‘Ya-Ya’ was murdered by Hamas terrorists and his body is still held captive in Gaza. Yair will be unimaginably missed.

Yoni Goodman, one of the creators of the movies “Waltz with Bashir” and “Where is Anne Frank”, amongst other animated works, has created a short animation piece about the two boys. The animated short movie shows the hours and moments before their kidnapping, narrated by their mother Renana.
https://twitter.com/i/status/1718795198090678280

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