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Bibas family relative pleads for their release, including baby Kfir

“We call upon the Israeli government and Qatar and Egypt, everybody who is involved in these negotiations and this deal, to do whatever they can to include our family in this deal and to release them as soon as possible."

Kfir Bibas, 10 months. Credit: Courtesy of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.
Kfir Bibas, 10 months. Credit: Courtesy of the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

The aunt of 10-month-old Kfir Bibas, who is being held captive by Hamas along with the rest of his family, on Tuesday pleaded for their release.

Kfir has been held hostage in the Gaza Strip since the Oct. 7 massacre, when he was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz along with his father Yarden, 34, mother Shiri, 32, and brother Ariel, 4. Kfir was just 9 months old when he was captured.

“We’re talking to you today because tomorrow is the last day of the current ceasefire,” Ofri Bibas-Levy told reporters. “At the moment they are the youngest hostages still remaining in Hamas captivity.”

“We don’t know where they’ve been held. From what we know, they are kept underground,” said Ofri. “We’re really worried about the 10-month-old baby with formula as the main diet.”

Ofri continued: “We call upon the Israeli government and Qatar and Egypt, everybody who is involved in these negotiations and this deal, to do whatever they can to include our family in this deal and to release them as soon as possible.”

The Israel Defense Forces said on Monday that the Bibas family had been transferred by Hamas to another terrorist group in Gaza and that they were being held in the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis.

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