Noa Argamani: Mother of Israeli hostage dies lower than a month after daughter’s rescue | EUROtoday

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The mom of a 26-year-old Israeli hostage has died lower than a month after her solely daughter was rescued from Gaza.

Liora Argamani’s dying was confirmed by Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv on Tuesday morning. She had been affected by terminal mind most cancers.

During Noa Argamani’s captivity, she mentioned “the chance to hug” her daughter was her solely dying want in a letter to US president Joe Biden.

“I am terminally ill with stage 4 brain cancer,” she wrote. “All that’s running through my mind before I part ways with my family forever is the chance to hug my daughter, my only child, one last time.”

By the time her daughter was launched, after greater than eight months, Liora Argamani was barely ready to have a look at her, attributable to her sickness, in line with her husband.

In a video broadcast to a rally on Saturday night time in Tel Aviv, calling for the return of the remaining hostages, Noa Argamani mentioned her largest concern whereas in captivity was for her dad and mom.

“As an only child to my parents — and a daughter to a mother with a terminal illness — my biggest worry in captivity was for my parents,” she mentioned within the two-minute clip.

Noa Argamani was certainly one of 4 hostages rescued in a particular operation by the Israeli navy from central Gaza on 8 June. Footage confirmed her being dragged away from the Supernova music pageant on the again of a bike on 7 October, screaming for assist as she reached out for her boyfriend Avinatan Or, who stays in captivity.

Of the 251 individuals taken by Hamas throughout their 7 October cross-border assault, which additionally noticed the group kill roughly 1,200 individuals, round 120 hostages are nonetheless being held within the enclave by Hamas and different militant teams, together with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIF).

Liora Argamani was born in Wuhan, China however married her husband Yaakov Argamani when she got here to check in Israel in 1994.

Palestinians transport a captured Israeli civilian, Noa Argamani, on a motorcycle from southern Israel, in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, 2023
Palestinians transport a captured Israeli civilian, Noa Argamani, on a bike from southern Israel, within the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, 2023 (Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)
Freed Israeli hostage Noa Argamani celebrates her father's birthday on her return
Freed Israeli hostage Noa Argamani celebrates her father's birthday on her return (AP)

Mr Argamani mentioned after their daughter’s launch: “Liora understood but simply couldn’t express her emotions or say what she had longed to tell Noa when she finally met her.

“Unfortunately, her mother is in a very poor condition. She barely looked at Noa. They met after eight months, but it was very difficult.”

In its announcement on Tuesday morning, nevertheless, Ichilov Hospital mentioned the mom had “spent her final days next to her daughter”.

The majority of the Israeli hostages returned had been included in an trade deal for Palestinian prisoners throughout a week-long truce final November.

Since the resumption of combating after the tip of the truce, protests led by the households of the hostages have routinely referred to as for an additional ceasefire to safe the discharge of the remaining captives.

But Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains that the one technique of liberating the hostages is thru a continued offensive within the enclave to root out the remaining Hamas operatives.

More than 38,800 Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are ladies and kids, have been killed on account of the combating since Hamas’ October assault, the native well being ministry says.

On Monday, recent evacuation notices had been handed right down to Palestinians within the southern metropolis of Khan Younis, forcing 1000’s to flee for the world for the second time. Israel launched its first offensive within the space final December.

Palestinians and help staff within the area say they’ve nowhere left to go as Israeli forces resume offensives throughout the enclave.