Elderly Hostage Freed By Hamas Details Horrific Treatment

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An elderly Israeli hostage released by Hamas terrorists Monday night detailed the horrific treatment she endured after she was kidnapped, video shows.

Eighty-five year-old Yocheved Lifshitz was kidnapped Oct. 7 after Hamas terrorists abducted her from kibbutz.

Lifshitz said a “swarm” of terrorists broke through a roughly-$615 million security gate and “stormed our homes,” according to the New York Post (NYP).

“They hit people,” Lifshitz told reporters. “They did not care about kidnapping [the] elderly and children. It was extremely painful.”

Lifshitz said the terrorists threw her onto a motorcycle sideways, with one half of her body dangling off each side. (RELATED: ‘Get Everyone Back’: Family Of Hostages Released By Hamas Say They’re Focused On Helping More Return)

“When I was on the bike, my legs were on one side and the rest of my body on the other side. The young men hit me on the way,” Lifshitz said, according to the NYP.

“They didn’t break my limbs, but it was extremely painful for me.”

Lifshitz said they arrived at a network of tunnels and walked several kilometers on wet ground before coming upon a group of approximately 25 other hostages. Several hours later, five of the hostages were brought from the area to a separate room guarded by a man, she said, according to the outlet.

“When we got there, they told us they believe in the Quran and will give us the same conditions they have,” Lifshitz said. She also recounted how a doctor came every few days to check on the hostages and a paramedic provided medical care to the injured hostages, according to the report.

“They took good care of the wounded,” Lifshitz said.

Lifshitz was released alongside her 79-year-old neighbor, Nurit Cooper.

Military spokesman Abu Ubaiba from the Al-Qassam Brigades said Hamas was willing to release the two women despite Israel’s refusal to stop airstrikes in the Gaza region.

“We have decided to release them for compelling humanitarian and satisfactory reasons despite the occupation committing more than 8 violations of the procedures that were agreed upon with the mediator brothers that the occupation would adhere to during this day to complete the handover process,” the spokesman said on Telegram, the NYP reported.

Lifshitz was seen allegedly turning back to wish the Hamas terrorists peace before they freed her.