Dror Or, 49, was taken hostage with two of his children, Noam, 17 and Alma, 13, by Hamas terrorists who attacked their home in Kibbutz Be’eri on October 7.
The family was forced out of their safe room as terrorists set the house on fire. A neighbor saw the terrorists grabbing and taking them hostage.
Days later, the body of Yonat Or, Dror’s wife and mother of their three children, was found.
17-year-old Noam and 13-year-old Alma Or were released on November 25 as part of a temporary ceasefire deal brokered by Qatar and the United States between Hamas and Israel.
Noam and Alma’s older brother, Yahli, and their dog, Nella, survived. Yahli Or is volunteering in a year of national service in the north, and wasn’t home on October 7.
Dror Or is a chef and cheesemaker in the Be’eri Dairy, an award-winning artisanal cheese-making operation, founded in 1991 at the kibbutz.
His wife Yonat Or, was also an entrepreneur who created Ayuna, her own carpentry and furniture line in Be’eri.