Ynet reporter moves seasoned Fox anchor to tears over Abigail Edan

In an interview, Ilana Curiel, friend and colleague of late photographer Roy Edan, recounts bravery of young Abigail, who narrowly escaped death after her parents were killed but was then taken hostage and held in Gaza for 51 days

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Steve Doocy and Ilana Curiel in an interview on Monday
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Veteran Fox News anchor Steve Doocy was visibly moved to tears on Monday when Ynet's Ilana Curiel discussed the release of young U.S. national Abigail Edan from Hamas captivity.
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Curiel, Ynet's southern Israel correspondent who was a close friend and colleague of photographer Roy Edan— Abigail's father who was murdered in the Hamas massacre of October 7, spoke of the little girl's return from captivity and also showed a special item she found in the Edan family home in Kibbutz Kfar Aza.
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אילנה קוריאל בראיון לפוקס ניוז על חזרתה של אביגיל עידן
אילנה קוריאל בראיון לפוקס ניוז על חזרתה של אביגיל עידן
Steve Doocy and Ilana Curiel in an interview on Monday
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It was a book, originally called My Hero, by Texan author Brian Biggs, which was translated into Hebrew under the title, Abigail the Great. It tells the tale of a little girl who saves her father from danger and wants to be his hero.
"I just keep thinking of how Roy saved and protected her and I'm just speechless. I read the book and just couldn't stop crying," Curiel said. "I think he can… This is when he can rest in peace, now that he knows Abigail is safe and with her family."
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The late Smadar Edan with her daughter Abigail
"She really is great. She really is a hero. Her and all the other little children, and I think we shouldn't forget that there are so many other hostages over there, mothers, children and we still need to fight to get them out."
Abigail was in her father's arms when he was fatally shot by terrorists during the October 7 massacre. She managed to crawl from beneath his body and escape to a neighbor's house, only to be later abducted along with the neighboring Brodutch family into Gaza. After 51 days in captivity, she was released on Sunday and reunited with her brother and sister, aged 6 and 10, who also survived the massacre, as well as her grandparents.
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