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Taken captive: Carmel Gat, seen doing yoga with hostage children

Gat was visiting her family in Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7

Carmel Gat was taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 from her parents' home in Kibbutz Be'eri (Courtesy)
Carmel Gat was taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 from her parents' home in Kibbutz Be'eri (Courtesy)

Carmel Gat, 39, an occupational therapist from Tel Aviv, was visiting her parents in Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7 when Hamas terrorists attacked, killing her mother, Kinneret. Gat was taken captive, as well as her brother, Alon, sister-in-law Yarden Roman-Gat, and niece, Geffen, who were also visiting.

The family learned on October 15 that Kinneret was killed.

During the Hamas onslaught on October 7, Alon, and his three-year-old daughter, Geffen, were able to escape their captors and remained free. Wife Yarden, 36, also initially escaped but was recaptured. She was held hostage in Gaza and released on November 29 as part of the Qatari-brokered cease-fire deal.

There has been no official information relayed to the family about her abduction since October 7. Another Gat brother, Or, has spent the last two months trying to find out more information about Carmel’s whereabouts.

With the release of dozens of hostages, the family received word that Carmel was seen by other hostages. They reported she had been kept captive with some children and did yoga once a day with them.

“Carmel is strong,” said her cousin, Gil Dickmann, in several interviews.

An occupational therapist by training who was supposed to start her studies for a master’s degree in October, Carmel loves travel and meeting new people and is a music lover as well.

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