Cheers and applause erupt at the David Hotel at the Dead Sea, where members of Kibbutz Be’eri are currently staying, over the news that 10 Israeli hostages — including six Be’eri residents — are now on their way back home.
Those watching the news broadcast on a giant screen in the hotel lounge hug and whoop at the news. The cheers grow even louder after Simcha Shani, the grandmother of 16-year-old Amit Shani, who was among those released, says how excited she is to see her grandson once again.
As the names of the six members of the kibbutz being freed are read out, they get a huge round of applause, with an especially loud cheer for Raaya Rotem, who was separated from her young daughter Hila when the latter was released earlier this week.
Joy as Kibbutz Be’eri members hear that the 10 hostage released late this evening, including six from their kibbutz, are on their way back home. pic.twitter.com/vO2WFDJrZi
— Jeremy Sharon (@jeremysharon) November 29, 2023