Israel-Gaza War, Hamas, Hostages

Where is the Bibas family? 

Gantz suggests that Israel knows the fate of the Bibas family, but that it will be publicly acknowledged later on.

Street installation - the sign of solidarity and a reminder of Israeli children, adults and elderly people kidnapped and taken hostage by Hamas, Netanya, Israel, November 5th 2023. (Photo: Shutterstock/ai-ivanov)

As reported by i24 News, in a recent interview with Kann 11, Benny Gantz, leader of the National Unity party, confirmed that Israel is aware of the fate of the Bibas family, who have been held hostage in Gaza since the October 7 Hamas-led attack.

When asked directly about the status of Shiri, Yarden, Ariel, and Kfir Bibas, Gantz responded affirmatively but withheld specific details. “I think yes,” Gantz said, adding that the public would be informed of their fate “when things come to fruition.”

The Bibas family, including 9-month-old Kfir, 4-year-old Ariel, 32-year-old Shiri, and 34-year-old Yarden, have captured the heart of everyone in Israel. They were kidnapped from the Nir Oz kibbutz during the attack. Shiri’s parents were found murdered at the kibbutz. Despite a concerted campaign for their release and attempts during a ceasefire, Hamas claimed that the family was killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Earlier this year, the IDF showed the Bibas family’s relatives a video of Shiri and her children alive days after their abduction, suggesting they were in southern Gaza. Speculations remain that they may be held near Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, potentially as human shields.


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