Fears are growing for a young Israeli-American woman who remains missing days after disappearing from the Super Nova music festival where her younger sister and her fiancé were both massacred.
Norelle Manzuri, 25, has not been heard from since Hamas militants attacked the event over the weekend.
For days, her family in Israel and the United States held out hope that she, her sister Roya and her fiancé Amit might be on the run or in hiding.
Yesterday, the bodies of Roya and Amit were identified as being among those left behind at the musical event but there is still no trace of Norelle.
Roya Manzuri, left, was killed at the music festival. Her older sister Norelle, right, is still missing
The girls’ parents, Sigal and Menashe Manzuri, said they were ‘in hell’
In an interview with NBC, the girls’ mother, Sigal, said, “It’s either they’re dead or they were kidnapped.”
Their distressed father Menashe added: “We’re in hell right now, that’s where we are.”
The girls studied at Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles before moving to Tel Aviv.
Norelle and Amit got engaged just two weeks ago.
Family friends installed a GoFundMe page to support them.
“As of today, 11/10/2023, Roya Manzuri and Amit Cohen have been identified as victims murdered at the music festival.
Norelle’s fiancé, Amit Cohen, was also killed at the festival. The two were engaged only two weeks before he was killed.
The girls’ friends said they were the “light of the room.” They are shown with their parents and younger brother
The sisters were among thousands of revelers at the festival on Saturday.
“We still have hope for Norelle’s safe return. We ask you to light a candle and say their names.
“Your love and support is appreciated now more than ever,” organizers said.
The number of Americans killed in the conflict now stands at 25, and 17 people are missing.
Yesterday, John Kirby, director of strategic communications for the National Security Council, said a “handful” of missing people had been taken hostage.
It is still unclear how far the government will go to secure the release of the hostages.
So far there is no proof of life for any of those captured.
Devastated father Thomas Hand tearfully recalls learning his eight-year-old daughter had been killed by Hamas terrorists
Eight-year-old Emily Hand was murdered by Hamas terrorists on Kibbutz Beeri on Saturday. Her father said he was relieved to learn that his daughter was dead rather than held captive by Palestinian terrorists who could have tortured her in Gaza.
The father of an eight-year-old girl killed in the conflict said he was relieved to learn she was dead and not being held hostage by Hamas.
“They just said, ‘We found Emily, she’s dead,’ and I said, ‘Yes.’ I answered “Yes” and smiled because it was the best news among the possibilities I knew.
“The best possibility I hoped for.
“Either she was dead or she was in Gaza, and if you know anything about what they do to people in Gaza, it’s worse than death, it’s worse than death.
“The way they treat you, they don’t have food or water.
“She would be in a dark room with God knows how many people and terrified for every possible minute, hour, day and years to come.
“So death was a blessing, an absolute blessing,” he cried.
Omer Neutra is also missing in Israel. The teenager is from Long Island
Laor Abramov, 20, is missing, as is Edan Alexander, 19. Both are American-Israeli citizens serving in the Israeli military.
Oriya Ricardo, 26, was shot dead Saturday at the Supernova festival along with more than 250 others.
Daniel Ben Senior, 34, was working at the Nova festival on Saturday when Hamas militants attacked
Judith Raanan was also taken hostage with her daughter. Their family in Illinois has not heard from them since Saturday
Natalie Ranaan was visiting family for the summer holidays with her mother, Judith, when the attack began on Saturday. Since then, relatives have had no news from either woman.
Lotan Abir, 24, from Israel, had just moved to Utah in 2022 to pursue his music career
Adrienne Neta, 66, is also missing. She is a nurse and midwife who moved to Israel from California in 1981.
Hersh Golberg-Polin, 23, texted his mother and father: “I love you. “I’m sorry” Saturday at 8:11 a.m. – as Palestinian militants declared war on Israel, took dozens hostage and killed hundreds during the Jewish high holiday.
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