Yaakov Argamani tells of Noa’s meeting with terminally ill mother: ‘There was half a response. I believe Liora understood’

Noa Argamani is embraced by her father, Yaakov, at Sheba Medical Center after being rescued from Hamas captivity, June 8, 2024. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)
Noa Argamani is embraced by her father, Yaakov, at Sheba Medical Center after being rescued from Hamas captivity, June 8, 2024. (IDF Spokesperson's Unit)

Yaakov Argamani says the meeting yesterday between his daughter Noa and her mother Liora, who is in serious condition with brain cancer, was very difficult.

“Unfortunately her mother is in a a very difficult situation,” he tearfully tells Army Radio. “Her mother barely looked at Noa. This was not the reaction I was hoping for for the meeting after eight months. It was very difficult.”

“I believe that [Liora] understood. There was a response, or half a response. She understood but was unable to convey her emotions and can’t say what she has really been waiting to say to [Noa] when she saw her,” he says.

Liora Argamani, 61, has stage four brain cancer and has said that her last wish was to see her daughter again.

Liora Argamani in a recorded video message on November 29, 2023, for her daughter, Noa Argamani, held hostage by Hamas since October 7, 2023. (Courtesy Sarai Givaty and Keren Kozlova)

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