Boyfriend of Israeli hostage asks Hamas to be ‘kind’
The boyfriend of an Israeli woman who was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists during the October 7 attack on Israel has pleaded for her release. Inbar Haiman was an art student who was volunteering at the Supernova Music Festival when the brutal attack was launched.
The party descended into chaos when the terrorists attacked the site, killing at least 260 people and abducting many more. Thousands of people attended the party, near Kibbutz Re'im close to Gaza. Palestinian gunmen attacked the site and shot people down as they tried to escape.
Inbar was trying to escape when she was caught by a Hamas operative. Her two friends managed to flee. In a video that later surfaced, two Hamas operatives were seen dragging her on motorbikes.
"Unfortunately two terrorists on motorbikes came right at that moment and they grabbed Inbar and took her to Gaza," Noam Alon, Inbar's boyfriend, told The Messenger.
"All I'm asking is for them to be as kind as possible and keep her alive - not expecting too much - just for them to be human, and for them to give the hostages food and water and medical [attention]," he said.
Noam said he hopes the Israeli government and the UK government will do everything to bring the hostages back. "That should be the most important thing for the Israeli army and for the Israeli government - putting the hostages at the top of their priorities. The hostages should come before any military operation; before any ground invasion," he told the Guardian.
"I truly believe she will return to us. But we have to do everything we can to make sure that she does,” he added.
In a post, a Facebook page named ‘Bring Them Home Now,' dedicated to bringing the Hamas hostages home, said that Inbar was “known for her endless optimism, always reassuring everybody around her, saying everything will be ok.” “Inbar, a highly respected graffiti artist known by her art signature 'Pink,' was about to embark on her fourth year of Visual Arts studies. She was also a talented writer, and we've included a video of her reading one of her poems,” the post added. In the comment section, the page posted a video of Inbar.