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All Israeli Female Hostages Being Raped, Sexually Abused, Says Ex-Captive: ‘No One to Save You’

All the female Israeli hostages are being raped or sexually abused, a former Hamas captive revealed on Tuesday, April 2 — as she begged Israel’s Knesset not to go on its planned extended recess, given the crisis.

Ex-hostage Mia Regev revealed the devastating news during an emergency debate before the Israeli parliament’s Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality.

“Every day, there is an emergency and every minute counts. What will the women do there? What will the rest of the captives do there?” Regev said, referring to the Knesset’s planned upcoming break of more than five weeks, according to Israeli media.

“Every girl there is sexually harassed in one way or another.” Regev said it is “unbelievable” that the parliament would go on such a relatively long recess while hostages are still being held captive.

Families of those being held have called on the Knesset to postpone its recess and “join the struggle to free the hostages” and to replace Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “who is a barrier to a deal” to free them.

Sharon Cunio, who was released from captivity last year, said the “terror is never-ending” under Hamas’ control and is “indescribable.” “It is the never-ending terror that you will be hurt, that there is no one to save you, and that you are at the mercy of Hamas,” Cunio said. Cunio, whose husband is still in captivity, begged lawmakers to also “not forget the men.” (NYP / VFI News)

“Our Heavenly Father, we pray for all the hostages and we ask that they be released immediately so that they no longer experience any type of abuse at the hands of Hamas. We pray for all the women who experienced and continue to experience sexual abuse while being held captive. We plead that You protect them, comfort them, heal them, and restore their mental health as soon as possible. Keep Your protective hand over them so no one can harm them anymore. Lord, please guide our leaders into prioritizing the release of all of our hostages, and help us with the divisions that afflict our nation.”

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