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Israelis ask if world has forgotten their
hostages six months after the trauma of
Oct. 7

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Posted By: sunset, 4/7/2024 1:23:25 AM

Liad Gross visits "Hostage Square" every week to remember. During Purim, a usually joyful Jewish holiday that celebrates survival and continuity, she took the unusual approach of dressing up covered in makeup to look bruised and beaten, as if a victim of assault. Six months from Hamas' attack, the deadliest single assault against Jews since the Holocaust, there isn’t much celebrating going on in Israel. On Oct. 7, about 1,200 people were killed and 240 more were dragged to the Gaza Strip as hostages. More than 100 have been released and about 100 are believed to be still alive in captivity.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56 4/7/2024 2:19:06 AM (No. 1694301)
Many of us have not forgotten. Some have decided to ignore the crimes committed on October 7.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: FJB 2022 23 24 4/7/2024 4:41:47 AM (No. 1694322)
Agree with poster 1, and put Biden first on that list of ignoring the atrocities of Oct. 7.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: EJKrausJr 4/7/2024 5:41:01 AM (No. 1694337)
Joey Baby has, but he also cant remember that Americans are still held hostage in Afghanistan.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SweetPea3 4/7/2024 6:20:22 AM (No. 1694350)
Why not? We've forgotten our J6 hostages.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley 4/7/2024 7:48:59 AM (No. 1694381)
By all means rescue as many as possible and kill as many Moslems as possible in the process. At the same time, do not let the hostages be the definition of victory or defeat, and do not let their presence influence military objectives. All that does is incentivize them to take more every time it suits their purpose. We are dealing with cowards here; barbarians who hide behind women, children and sick people to escape accountability for their actions. Its what weak people do.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ragman73 4/7/2024 9:30:27 AM (No. 1694436)
There is probably no statistical difference In being in Hell and being a Hamas hostage...
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano 4/7/2024 9:46:44 AM (No. 1694447)
You're assuming that the Biden Administration ever gave them any thought at all. Mistake.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: chance_232 4/7/2024 9:58:48 AM (No. 1694454)
I fly an Israeli flag from my house and have donated cash. Something I need to do again. I haven't forgotten, but then again my opinion isn't worth much.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 4/7/2024 10:06:08 AM (No. 1694463)
Yes, most of the world doesn't care about innocents being held in brutal captivity and killed, they worry about terrorist possibly missing a meal or two. People are easily and stupidly brainwashed by the anti-Israeli media.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: czechlist 4/7/2024 10:27:35 AM (No. 1694476)
Hasn't anyone noticed the day counter on CNN? oh
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 4/7/2024 10:50:44 AM (No. 1694495)
FTA: "according to the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry" Yeah, there's a news source that rivals MSNBC in the amount of truth reported. Bibi has not forgotten the hostages as Biden and Blinken seem to have done and neither do most of us. Even some stupid Israeli citizens agree with the ignorant palestinian screamers around the world. If a cease-fire is implemented before freeing the hostages and wiping out Hamas to the last animal, they will live to grow in strength and fight again. Israelis calling for the replacement of Bibi are as stupid as our own home-grown leftists. Go IDF, kill them all.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: question_complexity 4/7/2024 11:20:13 AM (No. 1694531)
Both sides appear to value Israeli lives over Palestinian lives. Hamas wants at least 100 Palestinian inmates for each Israeli hostage returned. Notice that they don't offer 100 Israeli hostages for one Palestinian inmate.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 4/7/2024 12:02:32 PM (No. 1694553)
Where are the hostages? After six months, have to imagine Hamas has very few (if any) hideouts and strongholds left in Gaza. Would have thought Israel has already overrun Hamas forces in Gaza by now. Are the hostages even in Gaza anymore? Have to imagine Hamas has ways to sneak into Egypt. Are the hostages in Egypt? Or Somalia or Iran? Or some other lawless country with no real government?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared 4/7/2024 1:35:03 PM (No. 1694603)
Just like we've forgotten the Jan 6th political prisoners.
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