Hostage Michel Nisenbaum buried in Ashkelon; daughter praises ‘heroic’ father who saved many

Michel Nisenbaum. (Courtesy)
Michel Nisenbaum. (Courtesy)

The daughter of Michel Nisenbaum, 59, whose body was recovered from Gaza last week, eulogizes her “heroic” father at his funeral in Ashkelon.

“We did everything so that everyone would get to know you. Sorry we weren’t unable to bring you back,” says his daughter Chen, according to the Ynet news site.

“From the second the terrorists answered your cellphone, I knew that life would not be the same,” she says.

“The children will grow up and remember what a heroic grandfather you were, who was not afraid of the terrorists and saved people on the way. Thanks to you, they are here. I love and miss you. Now you are home,” she says.

On October 7, Nisenbaum left his Sderot home to collect his granddaughter who was with her officer father at the Re’im military base. The grandfather was killed and his body taken to Gaza before he reached them.

Nisenbaum’s body was brought back to Israel in a military operation, along with those of Hanan Yablonka, 42, and Orión Hernández Radoux, 30.

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