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Rescued Hostages Were Beaten ‘Almost Every Day,’ Says Doctor Who Treated Them

The doctor overseeing the recovery of four Israeli hostages rescued from the Gaza Strip said Monday, June 10, that they were beaten regularly during their captivity by the Hamas terror group.

Dr. Itai Pessach of Sheba Medical Center outside Tel Aviv told American media that the hostages suffered almost daily abuse and that their time in captivity was “a harsh, harsh experience.” “Every hour, both physical, mental, and other types, and that is something that is beyond comprehension,” Pessach said.

According to the American news outlet, Pessach said the eight months the hostages spent in Hamas captivity “left a significant mark on their health,” despite their outward appearance of being in good shape. “They had no protein, so their muscles are extremely wasted, there is damage to some other systems because of that. There have been periods where they got almost no food whatsoever,” he added.

Further, the mother of one of the four former hostages says her son has described to her “very strange rules” the Palestinian terrorists made him live by. Evgeniia Kozlova told British media, “He told us that they were required to follow some very strange rules like you can’t sit with your legs towards these terrorists.”

“You could be punished for getting the wrong water or getting it from the wrong place …They liked to tell them: ‘You’re an animal, you’re a donkey, you’re a fool, you’re dirt,’” she added. (TOI / VFI News)

“God, we pray for the physical and mental well-being of all the hostages, both those who have been released and those remaining. We trust that You will comfort them in Your loving arms and take their sorrow and pain away. We pray in Yeshua’s name for the immediate release of all the remaining hostages and we hope that this nightmare will soon come to an end.”