The Islamic terrorists branded each child by using a boiling hot motorcycle exhaust metal pipe to identify them in case they escaped so that those “innocent civilians” they keep beating us over the head with could recapture and return them like they did with Roni Krivoi.
Brothers Yagil Yaakov, 12, and Or Yaakov, 16, were branded, drugged and beaten, their uncle says
By Lawrence Richard Fox News, December 1, 2023 9:13am EST
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A family member of two Israeli boys released from Hamas captivity this week said they were branded like cattle, among other abuses, in the weeks they were held in Gaza since Oct. 7, according to a report.
Brothers Yagil Yaakov, 12, and Or Yaakov, 16, were freed Wednesday during a temporary cease-fire that saw the release of approximately 110 hostages. Their uncle said the terrorists branded each boy by using the exhaust pipe of a motorcycle to identify them in case they escaped, the Times of Israel reported.
“They told us stories about what they went through inside Gaza. The stories are horrible,” Yaniv Yaakov said in North Macedonia with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen. “Each child that was taken by Hamas was taken on a motorbike, and they took every child, took his leg and put it on the exhaust of that motorbike, so they have a burn, so they will be marked if they run, if they escape, so [Hamas] can find them.”
He added, “They were drugged, they were treated so badly, but at least they are with us.”
Former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confirmed the details of the branding on social media platform X, saying, “We now know that Hamas terrorists who held hostage 13-year-old Yagel Yaacov and his brother Or, used a boiling hot motorcycle exhaust to ‘imprint’ a burn on their legs as a way to identify them if they try to escape.”
“Let me repeat: They took a boiling piece of metal and pinned it to the legs of a helpless 13-year-old captive child,” he added.
When a user pressed him for evidence of the claim, he said he met with the children and saw their scars.
The gruesome account out of Gaza is the latest in a growing list of stories of torture and torment revealed by Israeli children released during the temporary cease-fire and the Israeli hostage-for-Palestinian prisoner exchange.
Vivian Hadar, the aunt of Mia Schem, 21, who was freed Thursday, said her young niece was taken from the Nova music festival, where she was shot in the arm. She had to endure the pain of the gunshot wound while she was being held hostage, only receiving treatment from a Palestinian veterinarian, the Times of Israel reported.
“She underwent trauma. She’s thin, she’s weak,” Hadar told reporters. “She did physical therapy for herself. We’re happy she’s with us. It’s really tough to see her like this.”
Moran Aloni, the relative of five released hostages — two of his sisters and three nieces — said the terrorists often withheld food and only fed them to keep them alive.
A sign that reads, ‘Bring them home now’
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