Judith Weinstein Haggai, a Canadian citizen, is still missing after Hamas killed over 1,400 people in an attack on Israel. Haggai and her husband were on a walk when air sirens went off. Her daughter was able to exchange messages with her before losing contact.
Judith Weinstein Haggai, a 70-year-old Canadian citizen, is among the three Canadians who are still missing following a brutal attack by Hamas on Israel, which claimed the lives of over 1,400 people, including five Canadians. According to news reports, Judith and her husband, Gad Haggai, were out for a walk in Nir Oz when air sirens sounded, signaling the imminent danger.
Iris Haggai Liniado, Judith’s daughter, managed to stay in touch with her mother via WhatsApp before they lost contact. Liniado revealed that her mother had informed her about being forced to lie face down in the fields while hundreds of rockets flew overhead. Gad Haggai, on the other hand, reportedly called for an ambulance after being shot.
As of now, Judith and Gad remain missing, and Israeli authorities have been unable to locate their bodies. There are suspicions that the couple may be among the 199 individuals whom Hamas has taken as hostages to Gaza. A tweet from the Consulate General of Israel in Toronto confirmed that the couple had been kidnapped by Hamas terrorists.
Judith, a retired English teacher from Toronto, had been residing in Israel since 1995. Her husband, Gad, was not a Canadian citizen. The tragic incident has left their family in a state of uncertainty, as they await news of their fate. The Israeli government continues its efforts to locate and rescue the hostages held by Hamas.
In the wake of this devastating attack, it is important to remember and honor the innocent lives lost. Five other Canadians were among the victims of this horrific incident. The international community must stand united against acts of terrorism and violence, condemning such attacks that indiscriminately claim innocent lives.
As the search for Judith and Gad continues, their family clings to hope for their safe return. Their story serves as a reminder of the ongoing conflict and the toll it takes on individuals and their loved ones. May they find solace and strength during this difficult time, and may a peaceful resolution to the conflict be found..