Israel-Hamas war: "Just bring them back," says brother of 9-year-old Israeli hostage
Few people can grasp the horror that is Roy Zichri's daily life. Ever since his nine-year-old brother was kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th, along with his mother, Keren, and his grandparents, Roy and his family have been doing everything possible to bring the hostages home. But as Ohad Munder-Zichri experienced his ninth birthday somewhere in Gaza under Hamas captors this week, Roy has felt as powerless as the families of the 20 or so other children currently being held hostage (not to mention the 200+ total captives).
In the latest episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, the show's executive producer, Tony Maciulis, asks Roy what message he has for Ohad's Hamas captors. "No message," Roy responds, after an emotional pause. "No message. Just bring them back as soon as possible."
With Hamas' release of a few hostages in the past few days, there is renewed hope for those still being held captive. But as Israel's military continues to bomb Gaza in anticipation of a bloody ground invasion, the future of those hostages remains very much in doubt. In the meantime, Roy wants the world to know how special his young brother is. "Him and I, we have a very strong connection. We have our own jokes and our own games, and he's very lovable and adorable."
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