Freed hostage warns husband’s ‘life is a Russian roulette,’ as he remains in Hamas captivity

Cnaan Lidor is The Times of Israel's Jewish World reporter

Sharon Aloni Cunio, 34, her husband David Cunio, 34, and their twin daughters, Yuli and Emma, 3, were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7, 2023. Sharon, Yuli and Emma were released on November 27, 2023.  (Courtesy)
Sharon Aloni Cunio, 34, her husband David Cunio, 34, and their twin daughters, Yuli and Emma, 3, were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7, 2023. Sharon, Yuli and Emma were released on November 27, 2023. (Courtesy)

Sharon Aloni-Cunio, who Hamas terrorists abducted alongside her husband David and their 3-year-old twin daughters Ella and Yuli, breaks down in tears as she describes the trials of captivity and her fear that her husband will not survive.

“David’s life is a Russian roulette,” says Aloni-Cunio, who returned to Israel with her daughters during a weeklong hostage release and truce deal in late November.

Thousands at Tel Aviv’s Hostages Square hear her plea to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to send a negotiation team to Cairo to work out a deal with Hamas, and respond by chanting “Go bring them back.”

Carmit Palty Katzir, whose brother Elad is held hostage, addresses Netanyahu, telling him: My brother has no time for political maneuvers.”

She calls on Benny Gantz, Gadi Eisenkot and Yoav Gallant of the war cabinet to “not be a fig leaf” for the government.

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