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Taken captive: Shiri Bibas and her redheaded babies

Sons Kfir, who turned 1 in captivity, and Ariel, 4, taken with their mother; father captured separately

Shiri Bibas (center) and her sons Ariel, 4, (left) and baby Kfir, who were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Oz by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 (Courtesy)
Shiri Bibas (center) and her sons Ariel, 4, (left) and baby Kfir, who were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Oz by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023 (Courtesy)

Shiri Bibas, 32, and her two boys, Ariel, 4, and Kfir, then 9 months, were taken captive by Hamas terrorists from their Kibbutz Nir Oz home on October 7.

Her husband, Yarden Bibas, 34, was taken hostage separately.

Kfir, now one year old, is the youngest of the 253 Israeli hostages taken to Gaza.

At 6:30 a.m., Yarden wrote to his sister about the rockets. He texted his sister that there was terrible fighting, and intense pressure to try and hold off the wave of Hamas terrorists who entered Nir Oz. The terrorists ended up committing a brutal massacre, in which some 180 of the kibbutz’s 400 residents were killed or abducted.

Shiri’s parents, Margit Shnaider Silberman and Yosi Silberman, also long-time residents of Nir Oz, were killed during the attack.

Yarden told his sister that his little boys didn’t know how to keep quiet, and he told her it felt like the end.

He told his parents and sister that he loved them and texted at 9:45 a.m. that the terrorists had broken into their home.

Some two hours later, the family saw a video circulating of Shiri, holding both boys in her arms, a look of terror on her face as terrorists surrounded her, her boys facing her chest, a blanket covering them.

Yarden, her husband, isn’t in any of the videos.

Eventually, the Bibas family found a video of Yarden, injured with blood around his head, surrounded by terrorists.

“He’s living death,” said another family member.

All four Bibas family members are presumed captives.

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