Hanna Katzir, who was released from Gaza last month, is in serious condition after her health deteriorated while she was held hostage in the Strip.
“My mother’s condition is serious, her condition has deteriorated following the captivity. She had no heart problems when she was kidnapped, but now she has severe heart problems due to harsh conditions and starvation,” her daughter Carmit Palty Katzir tells Army Radio.
“Today is my mother’s birthday, we prayed to celebrate with her,” says Palty Katzir. “She came back both heartbroken and with cardiological problems.”
Katzir, 77, was released on November 24 as part of a temporary ceasefire deal, days after the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group announced her death, supposedly in an IDF attack.
She was kidnapped from her Nir Oz home on October 7, and her 79-year-old husband Avraham “Rami,” was murdered.
Their son Elad, was separately kidnapped from his home in Nir Oz, and remains hostage in Gaza.