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Kisses, waves, hugs as iconic freed hostage Yaffa Adar, 85, discharged from hospital

Yaffa Adar says goodbye to medical staff at Wolfson Medical Center as she leaves the hospital on November 28, 2023. Adar, an 85-year-old grandmother, was abducted by Hamas on October 7 and released on Novemver 24. (Wolfson Medical Center)
Yaffa Adar says goodbye to medical staff at Wolfson Medical Center as she leaves the hospital on November 28, 2023. Adar, an 85-year-old grandmother, was abducted by Hamas on October 7 and released on Novemver 24. (Wolfson Medical Center)

Wolfson Medical Center in Holon releases pictures and video of Yaffa Adar, 85, being discharged from the hospital earlier this afternoon.

She walks along the corridor looking happy and remarkably strong, with one hand on a walker for minor assistance.

Adar waves, blows kisses and embraces medical staff amid scenes of celebration as she leaves the hospital.

Adar, whose three children gave her eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, was abducted by Hamas on October 7 and released on November 24.

She emerged as an icon of dignity and quiet defiance after footage emerged of her keeping a stiff upper lip even as ecstatic terrorists, who had just perpetrated a massacre in her Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7, drove her off into captivity in a mobility scooter, and later a car inside Gaza.

Yaffa Adar sits as Hamas terrorists abduct her to Gaza from her home in Nir Oz on October 7, 2023. (Screenshot from a video X, used in accordance with Clause 27a of the Copyright Law)

Tamir Adar, one of her grandchildren, is presumed to be held hostage in Gaza. The 38-year-old is thought to have been taken captive while defending Nir Oz.

Yaffa Adar, center, reuniting with her family after being released from captivity in Gaza on November 24, 2023. (Courtesy)

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