June 24, 2024

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Nelson Castro showed what the kibbutz where many Argentinians were kidnapped looked like: ruins and the smell of death.

Nelson Castro showed what the kibbutz where many Argentinians were kidnapped looked like: ruins and the smell of death.

Nelson Castro was in Nir Oz, one of the kibbutzim attacked by Hamas. (Photo: TN Capture).

Nelson Castro And the TN team toured Kibbutz Nir OzIn the Negev desert, about 2 km from the Gaza Strip Hamas has killed and kidnapped dozens of peopleincluding at least four Argentines.

The brothers who were there went missing on October 7. Lair and Aidan HorneChildren of Argentine journalist and reporter This is the horn; Ophelia Roitman, 77 years old; And Karina EngelbertA 50-year-old woman from Córdoba who is believed to have been Hamas was kidnapped along with her husband and two daughters aged 11 and 18.

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“This is one of the last places that the Israeli armed forces can reach. The level of destruction is impressive.” said Nelson Castro.

A house in Kibbutz Nir Oz after the Hamas attack. (Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen).By: Reuters

Kibbutz Nir Oz was founded in 1955, seven years after the creation of the State of Israel. The joint farm is dedicated to agriculture, especially asparagus planting, but it also houses a factory of silicone sealant products and an engineering company. “About 400 people lived here, 200 survived, the rest were victims of Hamas or disappeared,” Castro said.

Because of its proximity to the Gaza Strip, the kibbutz was one of the first to be hit when thousands of Hamas fighters infiltrated Israel. The houses of those people were completely destroyed, many of them were set on fire with the people inside or there were bullet marks and explosions.

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Hamas burned houses with their civilians. (Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen).By: Reuters

As Castro said into the microphone TN, the place was “horrible”. “Cleanup crews are still working. Cleanliness refers to things and people. There are human remains,” said Nelson, who was shocked by what he saw.

Victims’ stories tell of a terrifying morning. According to testimonies, the attackers set fire to buildings to force families to leave their homes. They were then shot or kidnapped. The missing include babies, children, adults and the elderly.

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Iyer and Aidan Horn are two Argentinian brothers who disappeared in the Nir Oz Kibbutz. (Photo: Courtesy of the Horn Family)

Many elderly people were killed in the kibbutz. “My grandmother, my whole world, the light of my life, a rock for me and my family, a lifelong resident of Nir Oz, was brutally murdered by a terrorist in her home,” Bader wrote on his Facebook account. His story is shocking: “At 7 am I had the worst nightmare of my life. A terrorist broke into her house, killed her, took her phone and posted a photo of the horror on his Facebook account. That’s how we found it,” he said.

The Hamas attack killed 1,400 people, including 8 Argentines, and injured more than 4,000. Meanwhile, at least 13 days of combat and retaliatory bombing were recorded 3,478 people died and more than 12,000 were injured In the Gaza Strip, most of them are children and women.

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