After 49 days in Hamas captivity, hostages reunite with families

9-year-old Ohad and his father share a warm embrace; 6-year-old Emilia excited to see her grandmother; 85-year-old Yaffa Adar's family: 'She's here! Grandma Yaffa is here!'

Adir Yanko, Roy Rubinstein, Hadar Gil-Ad, Liran Tamari|
Ohad Munder meets his father after release from Haza captivity
(Video: Schneider Hospital)

The 13 hostages released Friday from captivity in the Gaza Strip returned to their lives as free citizens, and the excitement among their family members was immense.
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Ohad Munder, who celebrated his 9th birthday in captivity, ran enthusiastically to hug his father when they first met at the hospital. Later, he played with his brother with a Rubik's Cube, ate mashed potatoes and schnitzel, and blew soap bubbles.
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אוהד מונדר
אוהד מונדר
Ohad Munder
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אוהד מונדר
אוהד מונדר
(Photo: Schneider Hospital)
The family of Ruthi, Keren and Ohad Munder expressed great excitement after receiving the news of their return.
"This is a pivotal day in our lives, we are very excited about their return and still can't comprehend what we are going through," the family stated. They continue to pray for the return of their grandfather, Abraham Munder, who remains in captivity.
Another touching reunion was that of 6-year-old Emilia Aloni with her grandmother at Schneider Hospital, to which she and her mother Daniel were transferred Friday.
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אמילי אלוני עם סבתא אמיליה והמשפחה
אמילי אלוני עם סבתא אמיליה והמשפחה
6-year-old Emilia Aloni reunites with her family
Yaffa Adar, 85, spent her first night in Israel since October 7 at Wolfson Hospital alongside her beloved family. Adriana Adar, one of her granddaughters, wrote in a very emotional Facebook post, "She's here! Grandma Yaffa is here! Healthy, beautiful, a panther! Thank you, people of Israel! Thank you to everyone who was there, accompanied, and supported. This is just the first drop in the ocean, we are waiting for you Tamir, waiting for everyone! Everyone! Now!".
Adriana attached to the post photos from the hospital where Yaffa is seen hugging some of her grandchildren. In another hospital picture, 85-year-old Adar is seen with her three children.
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יפה אדר עם ילדיה
יפה אדר עם ילדיה
Yaffa Adar with her children
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מרגלית מוזס עם בני משפחתה בבית החולים
מרגלית מוזס עם בני משפחתה בבית החולים
Freed hostage Margalit Moses with her children
(Photo: From Facebook)
The documentation of Yaffa Adar sitting upright in a wheelchair became one of the most iconic images associated with Hamas' attack. Alongside the family's joy, her eldest grandson Tamir, a 38-year-old father of two, remains in Hamas captivity.
Adar was transferred to Wolfson Friday night, and a hearing aid was prepared specially for her in the file prepared for her granddaughter. Adar, one of the founders of Kibbutz Nahal Oz, is a mother of three children, a grandmother of eight, and a great-grandmother of seven.
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