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Taken captive: UK citizen Emily Damari from her Kfar Aza apartment

27-year-old was taken captive with friends from the youth neighborhood of Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7

Emily Damari was taken captive from Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7, 2023 by Hamas terrorists (Courtesy)
Emily Damari was taken captive from Kibbutz Kfar Aza on October 7, 2023 by Hamas terrorists (Courtesy)

Emily Damari, 27, was taken hostage on October 7 by Hamas terrorists who attacked Kibbutz Kfar Aza, killing, assaulting and abducting dozens to Gaza.

Damari is a British-Israeli dual citizen whose last message was around 10 a.m. on October 7, when she wrote that terrorists were in her neighborhood and shooting around her apartment.

Bar Kislev, a friend from the same neighborhood who survived that black Shabbat, later reported in a Channel 12 interview that he saw Damari’s car being driven at around 11 a.m. in their neighborhood.

He watched the car, which was being driven by a terrorist, stop in front of his house, and heard arguments in Arabic before the car was reversed and driven quickly in the direction of Gaza.

He said he believed that was the moment when Damari and the Berman twins, Gali and Ziv, were abducted. He witnessed other abductions, all within a one-hour window,

Out of 37 residents of Kibbutz Kfar Aza’s “young generation” neighborhood, 11 people were murdered and seven were kidnapped and taken to the Strip — among the 1,200 who were killed and 253 kidnapped when gunmen rampaged through southern Israeli communities.

In January 2024, released hostage Dafna Elyakim, 15, said in an Israeli television interview that she and her younger sister, Ella Elyakim, were taken into Hamas’s underground tunnels, where they met five other female hostages who haven’t yet returned — Liri Albag, Naama Levy, Romy Gonen, Agam Berger and Emily Damari.

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