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Now-freed hostage seen in video fighting against her 7 Hamas kidnappers on October 7

Security footage shows Amit Soussana, who was abducted from her home in Kfar Aza, resisting terrorists’ attempts to drag her into Gaza on foot

Amit Soussana seen fighting against Hamas kidnappers dragging her into Gaza on October 7, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the copyright law)
Amit Soussana seen fighting against Hamas kidnappers dragging her into Gaza on October 7, 2023. (Screenshot used in accordance with clause 27a of the copyright law)

Newly released footage of a former hostage held by Hamas shows her fighting against seven Palestinian terrorists dragging her to the Gaza Strip on October 7, during their unprecedented attack on Israel.

Amit Soussana, 40, agreed to have the footage publicized following her release last week. The video, which was taken from security cameras around Kibbutz Kfar Aza, was first aired Monday evening by Channel 12 news.

In the footage, she can be seen fighting off the group of terrorists, some of whom were visibly armed, as they attempted to pull her in the direction of Gaza. After failing to restrain her, one of the terrorists picked her up and carried her over his shoulder for several steps.

Soussana then successfully wrestled herself free, causing him to fall to the ground, but was quickly surrounded by other terrorists who appeared to beat her before continuing to drag her by force.

According to Channel 12, after repeated failed attempts to restrain her, the terrorists ultimately forced Soussana into a car and drove the rest of the way to Gaza instead of continuing by foot.

Soussana, a lawyer and graduate of Sapir College, lived alone in an apartment at Kibbutz Kfar Aza and was kidnapped during the deadly Hamas onslaught on October 7, in which thousands of Hamas-led terrorists infiltrated some 20 different southern communities, killed around 1,200 people and seized some 240 hostages.

On the morning of the attack, she was home sick with a fever when terrorists infiltrated the kibbutz where she lived.

She told her family she was going to hide in a closet in her safe room and then at 10:07 a.m., she typed “My battery is about to run out.”

Amit Soussana, taken captive by Hamas terrorists from her home in Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7, 2023 and released on November 30, 2023. (Courtesy)

She was confirmed as having been taken hostage by Hamas on October 29, 22 days after she was abducted.

She was released from Hamas captivity on Thursday, November 30, in the seventh and final group of hostages freed as part of a weeklong truce deal between Israel and Hamas.

Amit Soussana (in purple) with her mother and sister at Wolfson Medical Center, December 1, 2023. (Wolfson Medical Center)

Throughout the seven-day ceasefire mediated by Qatar and the US, 105 civilians were released from Gaza, where they were held by Hamas and other terror groups, in exchange for 240 Palestinian security prisoners and increased humanitarian aid deliveries into the Strip.

Still held hostage by Gaza terror groups when the truce collapsed were 136 people — 114 men, 20 women and two children. Ten of the hostages are 75 and older. The vast majority of the hostages, 125, are Israeli. Eleven are foreign nationals, including eight from Thailand.

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