Terminally ill mother of hostage pleads with Biden to help bring her daughter home

US president asked to help grant mother her dying wish


Noa Argamani’s terminally ill mother has begged President Joe Biden to help bring her daughter home for one last hug before she passes away from brain cancer.

Liora Argamani’s renewed appeal to see her daughter comes as her stage four cancer has deteriorated: “I am asking you, President Joe Biden, I don’t have a lot of time left in this world. It may be my last wish. I’m really begging you. Please help me.”

Noa Argamani, 26, was kidnapped from Nova festival by Hamas on October 7. A video of her being abducted on a motorcycle yelling, “don’t kill me”, was widely shared on the day and was on the front page of the Daily Mail on 8 October.

Now her dying mother has issued a video plea to the US President to help bring Noa home: “My time is counted between life and death. I want to see her one more time. Talk to her one more time.

“My heart really hurts. On the one hand it is physical, it’s not working the way it should. On the other hand because my daughter is a hostage,” the ailing mother said.

Noa’s father, Yaakov Argamani, described his daughter as “beautiful” and “amazing”. Whenever he sees his ill wife looking at photos of Noa, he chokes up. “I miss everything about her,” the father said.

At the end of the video, text appears: “President Biden, please grant Liora her dying wish.”

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