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Mom of younger lady in Hamas hostage video calls it the ‘worst nightmare’

Mom of younger lady in Hamas hostage video calls it the ‘worst nightmare’


TEL AVIV — Keren Schem mentioned she began to scream and fell on the ground when she noticed her daughter alive in a video shared by Hamas on Monday.

“That is the worst nightmare for each mom on the planet,” Schem mentioned.

Earlier than that video, Schem mentioned she knew nothing about what occurred to her daughter Mia, 21, who has been lacking for the reason that Hamas assault on Oct. 7. Mia was one in every of hundreds who gathered within the desert to benefit from the open-air Tribe of Nova pageant, solely to be ambushed by Hamas.

Her household was instructed solely days in the past that she could have been kidnapped by Hamas.

Mia Schem has been lacking for the reason that morning of Oct. 7, 2023.Courtesy Keren Scharf Schem

Schem instructed NBC Information’ Lester Holt Tuesday that she began to “scream from happiness” when she noticed “my child alive,” however she is nervous for her well-being, as a result of she is injured and appeared “in bodily ache” and “alone” within the video distributed by Hamas.

Watch the total interview on “NBC Nightly Information with Lester Holt” tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT.

She confirmed Holt an arm band from the pageant that she mentioned she received’t take off till her daughter and different Israeli hostages come house.

“I wish to inform her that me, her brothers, her cousin, all of the household and all her buddies…did, do, and can do the whole lot to carry her house,” Schem mentioned. “After which we’ll do the whole lot to carry house all of the hostage. We are going to by no means cease.”

An Israeli navy spokesperson described the scene on the Tribe of Nova pageant as a “bloodbath.” Proof of the indiscriminate violence remained within the bullet-ridden vehicles and useless our bodies left behind.

Schem believes the Israeli authorities is doing all they’ll to carry her daughter house, together with all the opposite hostages. She urged the households of different hostages to carry on to hope that they’d see their family members once more quickly.

“I do know that they’ll do what they should do to carry them house,” Schem mentioned. “And I belief them.”

Invoice O’Reilly reported from Tel Aviv, Israel, and Yuliya Talmazan reported from London, England. Doha Madani contributed.



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