The parents of Noa Argamani, who was helplessly kidnapped during the Israeli festival massacre, sent their daughter a 26th birthday message in “the hope it would reach her”.
The student was last seen begging for her life on the back of a Hamas terrorist motorcycle, her arms outstretched aimed at her helpless boyfriend.
She shouts: “Don’t kill me! No, no, no,” but the shooter fled at full speed. Noa has not been seen since.
But as the young woman celebrates her birthday in captivity, her family has launched a desperate appeal via the official Israel X account.
The message read: “This beautiful woman is named Noa. She was taken hostage by Hamas during a music festival.
The parents of Noa Argamani, who was helplessly kidnapped during the Israeli festival massacre, today sent a message for their daughter’s 26th birthday in “hopes it reaches her”.
The student was last seen in shocking footage pleading for her life, as the video showed her sitting on the back of a Hamas motorbike with her arms outstretched pointed at her helpless boyfriend.
Noa’s father, Yaacov, gave an interview to Israeli television on Sunday after the attack and cried uncontrollably while talking about his daughter.
“Today is his 26th birthday. His parents ask that we all wish him a happy birthday in the hope that maybe somehow these messages will reach him.
‘Please share. #HappyBirthdayNoa’.
Alongside the post, the account shared a photo of Noa, where she can be seen smiling at the camera in front of incredible cliff-top views.
Her boyfriend, Avi Nathan, distraught and helpless, was abandoned in the desert. He too is missing.
Widely shared on social networks, the images of Noa’s kidnapping are almost too painful to bear.
“Imagine what it’s like for his family,” said his college roommate, Amir Moadi. They only discovered she had been kidnapped when they chanced upon the images online.
Yaacov, Noa’s distressed father, gave an interview to Israeli television on Sunday after the attack. The man was crying uncontrollably while talking about his daughter.
Speaking through tears, he said: “I was hoping it was a mistake and that it wasn’t true. And then at the hospital, a guy asked me if I wanted to see. I said yes and I know for sure it’s Noa…she was so petrified, so scared.
He then begins to sob uncontrollably. “I have always been very protective, but at that moment I couldn’t protect her,” he told Israeli television station Channel 12 News.
“All my life, since she was born, I have tried to protect her and hug her, support her and love her. I wish I could, in this difficult moment, at least encourage her or her to say something.
Noa’s aunt, Yaffe Ohad, said they were “crazy with worry.” She said: “We know Noa was kidnapped, probably at the start of the fighting.”
Noa’s family launched a desperate appeal via the official Israel
Noa was last seen in a video shared by Hamas after the kidnapping
Noa’s boyfriend, Avi Nathan (left), distraught and helpless, was abandoned in the desert. He too has disappeared
Along with hundreds of other young Israelis, Noa (pictured) and her boyfriend Avi were enjoying a peace festival in the desert when they were forced to flee for their lives.
Noa’s boyfriend, Avi Nathan, distraught and helpless, is abandoned in the desert. He too is missing.
Along with hundreds of other young Israelis, Noa and Avi were attending a peace celebration in the desert when they were forced to flee for their lives from Hamas terrorists.
Revelers had gathered for an all-night trance music rave near Kibbutz Re’im, near the Gaza Strip, to celebrate the end of the religious holiday of Sukkot.
But the festivities turned into chaos yesterday morning after Palestinian terrorists began firing rockets and gunshots into the crowds.
Footage posted on social media showed hundreds of people screaming and crying as they fled the rave site on foot, pursued by the sound of gunfire.
“I was supposed to go to the party in the desert, but I decided not to at the last minute,” said Amir, her college roommate.
“We last heard from her around 10 or 11 this morning when she texted us all to say the terrorists had opened fire and were chasing everyone but they were both safe in their hiding place.
“We haven’t heard from them since, but unfortunately we have seen disturbing videos online of her abduction. One of them on the back of a bike with terrorists.
“The family is OK with us posting this because they want her released and hope someone can help her.
“His parents are in shock and can’t even speak. She is an only child.
“She is such a lovely and positive woman, always kind and loves to travel. She has just returned from Sri Lanka. We can’t believe something like this could happen to us.
At least 260 people were killed during the festival in southern Israel on Saturday.
Countless other people have been injured in attacks by armed Hamas terrorists. Some 3,500 people reportedly attended the festival, although reports vary.
Armed men infiltrated the festival in vans while others disembarked from motorized paragliders. Hamas took an unknown number of hostages during the festival.
Israel’s Zaka rescue service said at least 260 bodies had been removed from the festival site. Pictured: Revelers fleeing the festival scene on Saturday
Hamas fighters bypassed the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip by paragliding, according to the Israeli army (photo: an alleged paragliding crossing into Israel)
The aftermath of an attack on a music festival by Hamas gunmen near Kibbutz Reim in the Negev Desert in southern Israel on October 8.
Benjamin Netanyahu has since vowed to “crush and destroy” Hamas, warning that every member of the terrorist organization is a “dead man”.
During his sad late-night televised speech, the Israeli prime minister accused them of beheading soldiers and raping women as the fifth day of fighting drew to a close.
His claims about the beheadings have not been independently confirmed, but rescue workers and witnesses described horrific scenes.
Israel continued to bombard the Gaza Strip, with residents of the enclave facing ever-increasing uncertainty following the shutdown of the territory’s only power plant earlier in the day.
The country’s blockade has blocked the supply of fuel, food, water and medicine to the Palestinian territory, leaving Gaza’s 2.3 million residents without electricity, internet or running water.
Netanyahu’s comments come as Joe Biden called Hamas’ attack on Israel Saturday “the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust.”
The US president, however, said he had spoken to Netanyahu and made it clear that Israel must “operate according to the rules of war.”
This deadly war has already left more than 2,300 people dead on both sides, and thousands more injured.
The Israeli military said more than 1,200 people, including 189 soldiers, had died since Saturday’s surprise attack, while Gaza’s health ministry said 1,100 people had been killed and more than 5,300 injured.