אלקנה ליבמן מדליק נרות הערבבאדיבות המצלם

IDF soldier Elkana Libman lit the menorah on Thursday, the first night of Hanukkah, with his fellow soldiers in the Gaza Strip and expressed hope for the return of his brother, Elyakim, who is in Hamas captivity.

"We in the Nahal Brigade are lighting this light to increase the light of good over evil," Elkana stated.

"The light of the people of Israel in contrast to the evil of the Nazis from Hamas, for my brother Elyakim who has been held hostage in Gaza for 60 days already, we strengthen everyone, the entire nation of Israel, to increase the light and to erase Hamas once and for all: Am Yisrael Chai!" Liban added.