PICTURED: Orphaned American girl, 3, being held hostage in Gaza by Hamas terrorists after they murdered her parents - as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vows to bring US citizens home

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An orphaned American woman is among those being held hostage successful Gaza aft terrorists murdered her parents - arsenic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand vows to bring each US citizens home. 

Abigail Mor Edan, 3, who is some an American and Israeli citizen, was surviving successful Israel erstwhile murderous terrorists from Gaza stormed her location successful Kibbutz Kfar Azza connected fateful October 7.

They murdered her parents - shooting dormant her begetter while she was still successful his arms - but nan small woman knew capable amid nan panic to tally to her neighbor's for shelter.

Vowing to bring her home, Kirsten Gillibrand said: 'I met pinch nan families of hostages being held by Hamas terrorists, including of Abigail Mor Edan. 

'And I made a committedness to them: We will spell to nan ends of nan world to bring their loved ones home.' 

Abigail's six-year-old sister Amalia and 10-year-old relative Michael besides witnessed Hamas come into their location and execution their mother connected October 7.

Abigail Mor Edan, 3, has some American and Israeli citizenship and was surviving successful Israel erstwhile terrorists from Gaza stormed her kibbutz, Kfar Azza, connected fateful October 7 

Abigail's parents were murdered by Hamas - shooting dormant her begetter while she was still successful his arms - but nan small woman knew capable amid nan panic to tally to her neighbor's for shelter

The 2 children ran to find their father, who was extracurricular holding Abigail. 

They started fleeing to shelter, but a Hamas violent past killed their begetter Roy.

The older children past ran backmost into their house, wherever their mother's lifeless assemblage was, and locked themselves successful a closet. They hid location for 14 hours until they were rescued by a comparative and brought to a shelter.

Abigail, nan youngest sibling, someway managed to find her measurement to her neighbor. 

The Brodutch family took Abigail successful arsenic nan rampage started. The mother Hagar, her 3 children, and Abigal past disappeared.

It was confirmed that nan 5 of them were among nan 200 Israelis dragged to Gaza by bloody Hamas terrorists to beryllium held captive on Israel's bloodiest day.

Abigail's begetter Roy Edan, 43, a photojournalist, and his woman Smadar Edan, 40, were buried October 20. 

Abigail's brave related Michael, 10, made a chilling telephone telephone to his grandfather Carmel while they were trapped wrong nan closet. 

He said: 'Grandpa, terrorists killed dada extracurricular nan house, they killed mom and Abigail inside. I'm unsocial pinch Amalia.' 

Abigail, nan youngest sibling, someway managed to find her measurement to her neighbor. She is now being held captive successful Gaza pinch Hamas terrorists 

Vowing to bring her location , Kirsten Gillibrand said: 'I met pinch nan families of hostages being held by Hamas terrorists, including of Abigail Mor Edan. And I made a committedness to them: We will spell to nan ends of nan world to bring their loved ones home'

After buring Abigail's mother and father, her grandfather Carmel Edan said: 'We are successful absolute shock. Roy and Smadar, if you knew really brave your children, Michael and Amalia, were, you'd beryllium truthful proud of them. 

'The children witnessed nan scary successful their home, really Smadar was brutally taken from us. They hid successful a safe room for 14 hours until they were rescued. 

'It reminds maine of how, 80 years ago, children utilized to hide successful attics and cellars. 

'Our small granddaughter, Abigail nan three-year-old who is not pinch us, we won't remainder until we spot her again.'

Little Abigail's awesome aunt, Elizabeth Naftali, told Grazia: 'We're yet to perceive thing astir wherever Abigail is, nan conditions she's surviving successful aliases erstwhile she whitethorn beryllium released. It's perfectly unbearable.

'To suffer my niece and her husband, to cognize there's a small woman who is unsocial somewhere, location is nary symptom for illustration it. 

'Abigail is specified a beautiful child, very smart and independent. Her awesome mother was a thoughtful, intelligent female and she had raised these 3 unthinkable children.'

Naftali is an LA-based real property developer, who was precocious subpoenaed by nan House Oversight Committee successful their investigation into Hunter Biden, aft she bought his artwork and visited nan White House respective times. 

She continued: 'Abigail is three, and while she nary longer has parents, she has a immense extended family afloat of love: grandparents who cherish her and her siblings. When she's returned to us, she'll enactment pinch them. 

Little Abigail's awesome aunt, Elizabeth Naftali, is an LA-based existent property developer

Last week, I met pinch nan families of hostages being held by Hamas terrorists, including nan family of 3-year-old Abigail Mor Edan.

And I made a committedness to them: We will spell to nan ends of nan world to bring their loved ones home. #BringThemHomeNow pic.twitter.com/Id4nnd45Jz

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@gillibrandny) October 24, 2023

Following nan decease of Israeli news photographer Roy Edan and his woman Smadar, Edan's begetter sits adjacent to nan couples' graves during their ceremonial successful Kfar Harif, Israel, connected October 20

U.S. Senator Susan Collins, right, holds a image of kidnapped Israeli woman Abigail Mor Edan

Friends and family mourn Smadar Edan and Roy Edan, who were killed pursuing nan deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from nan Gaza Strip

'All I want to do is hug that small woman and show her she is loved and that her older siblings are hopeless for her return. 

'They're devastated and successful shock, they've mislaid everything successful 1 activity – but they clasp retired dream that Abigail will beryllium backmost pinch them soon. We each do.' 

Abigail's aunt, Tal Edan, said: 'She's a baby, conscionable 3 years old, and she's each alone. Maybe she was pinch a neighbor, but I don't cognize if they're still together. 

'She has nary one. She comes into my dreams. She comes into each speech we're having here. 

'Everyone keeps asking astir her really was her nighttime was, if location is anyone holding her. Because she is each alone.' 

Taking civilians hostage is simply a warfare crime nether nan Geneva Conventions.

But taking children hostage successful a warfare is almost ne'er done, said Danielle Gilbert, adjunct professor of governmental subject astatine Northwestern University, who has interviewed hundreds of captors and hostages successful different countries. 

The reasoning is brutal. Abductors spot worth successful unrecorded hostages, typically men ages 18 to 65. Children are little apt to past nan ordeal.

Gilbert said: 'Holding onto personification susceptible and not predisposed to surviving successful those conditions will make nan kidnappers' occupation much difficult. It remains to beryllium seen whether Hamas intended to return this wide a scope of hostages.' 


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