Horror and heartbreak: the faces of the children taken away by terrorists

Thirty two young hostages - including toddlers and babies - who are being held in tunnels by Hamas


These are the heartbreaking images of 32 Israeli teens, toddlers and babies who, as of today, have spent 27 days being held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

All 32 were taken when over 3,000 terrorists broke through the border from the Gaza Strip on October 7 and attacked towns and kibbutzim, murdering entire families and burning homes.

Some victims were raped and before being murdered; some mutilated and burned, amid other atrocities.

The mother of two children abducted by terrorists, Hadas Kalderon, 56, told LBC the terror group had "forgotten what it is like to be human".

Her daughter Sahar, 16, and son Erez, 12, were taken away.

They were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Oz alongside Hadas's ex-husband, Ofer Hadas, as terrorists killed her mother Carmela Dan and niece Noya - the girl pictured in a Harry Potter outfit.

Sahar and Erez were on tens of thousands of posters put up across the UK, many of which have been ripped down.

“Who kidnaps children? Where in the world is that the right thing to do?” Maayan Ziv, whose daughters Ella Elyakim, 8, and Dafna Elyakim, 15, were abducted, told The Sun.

On October 7, the two girls were visiting their father, Noam Elyakim, at Nahal Oz, a kibbutz near the Gaza border, where he lived with his partner, Dikla Arava, and her son, Tomer, 17.

Footage later seen by Ziv seemed to show all five seated under duress, Dafna weeping and Noam bleeding from his leg, while terrorists make demands. Then she saw photos of the girls in a tunnel, seated on mattresses in pyjamas that weren’t their own. Two fingers on Ella’s hand appeared bandaged.

The bodies of Noam, Dikla and Tomer were found near the border with Gaza, according to media.

“Hamas should have released them all on day one. The kids have not done anything to anyone,” Ziv said. “They are not soldiers, they are not related to any conflict. You do not abduct babies and children.”

The youngest hostage at just nine months old was Kfir Bibas, who was abducted with Ariel, 4, and mother Shiri, 32. In footage seen on social media, Shiri could be seen holding her children close to her as she was surrounded by terrorists.

Her husband, Yarden, 34, was also abducted. It is not known if he is being held together with his family.

Yarden’s sister Ofri Bibas Levy told The Sun that Kfir had just started crawling.

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