- At least half a dozen American citizens, including a mother and daughter from Illinois, are unaccounted for in Israel following deadly attacks from Hamas.
- President Joe Biden mourns the loss of 14 Americans in the Hamas terrorist attack, as the death toll rises to 1,700.
- The fate of the six missing Americans remains uncertain, with their families desperately hoping for their safe return.
- There are fears that more Americans may have been taken hostage by terrorists.
- The missing Americans include a 23-year-old who was attending a music festival targeted by Hamas, a soldier with the Israeli Defense Force, a 35-year-old father of two, and a 66-year-old grandmother.
- Judith Tai Raanan and Natalie Raanan, a mother and daughter from Illinois, were reported missing during the attack and are feared to have been kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen.
- Natalie, a recent high school graduate, and her mother’s synagogue in Illinois is praying for their safety.
- Hersch Goldberg-Polin, who was at the music festival, sent a farewell text to his parents before going radio silent. He was born in California but moved to Israel in 2008.
- Itay Chen, a 19-year-old dual citizen serving in the IDF, has been missing since Saturday. His family hopes he will be back in time for his younger brother’s Bar Mitzvah.
- Adrienne Neta, a mother of four and grandmother of seven, is believed to have been taken hostage from her home, where she has lived for decades since moving from Fresno, Calif.
- Sagui Dekel-Chen, a father of two with another baby on the way, fought against the terrorists in his neighborhood before going missing.
In a tragic turn of events, several American citizens are still missing in Israel following the recent series of violent attacks by Hamas. Families of the missing individuals are desperately holding out hope for their safe return, as the death toll continues to rise and more Americans are feared to have been taken hostage by the terrorists.
American citizens, including a mother and daughter from Illinois, are among those missing in Israel after Hamas attacks. Families are hopeful for their safe return as the search continues.
Mother and Daughter from Illinois Feared Kidnapped
Judith Tai Raanan and Natalie Raanan, a mother and daughter from Illinois, are among the missing individuals. They were reported missing during the attack and there are concerns that they may have been kidnapped by Palestinian gunmen. Natalie, a recent high school graduate, and her mother’s local synagogue in Illinois is offering prayers for their safety.
A Farewell Text from a Festivalgoer
Hersch Goldberg-Polin, who was attending a music festival targeted by Hamas, sent a text message to his parents expressing his love and apologies before going silent. Hersch, who was born in California but moved to Israel with his family in 2008, had just celebrated his birthday before the tragic incident unfolded.
A Soldier Missing in Action
Itay Chen, a 19-year-old serving in the Israeli Defense Force, is “missing in action” since the attacks. His family anxiously awaits his return, hoping he will make it in time for his younger brother’s upcoming Bar Mitzvah in Italy.
Grandmother Taken Hostage
Adrienne Neta, a mother of four and grandmother of seven, is believed to have been taken hostage by Hamas. Her family recounts being on the phone with her during the attack and hearing her screams as terrorists entered her home. Adrienne has lived in Israel for decades since moving from Fresno, California.
A Missing Father’s Mysterious Disappearance
Sagui Dekel-Chen, a father of two and expecting another child, was among those who fought back against the terrorists in his neighborhood. While some of his neighbors were taken as hostages, Sagui vanished without a trace. Thankfully, his wife and children survived the attack.
With the fate of these American citizens uncertain, their families are fervently hoping and praying for their safe return amidst the ongoing turmoil. As the search continues, the international community remains vigilant in supporting Israel and condemning these acts of terror.