An article posted on the Mako news website on Monday quoted Adriana, daughter-in-law of 85-year-old Yaffa Adar who was freed from Hamas captivity in the first group of hostages this past Friday, who spoke about the conditions her mother-in-law experienced while in Hamas captivity.
"She ate there only rice and small pitas that had to be divided into small pieces so there would be enough for the hostages who were together. They didn't know if they would have food the next day."
The hostages were kept both above and below the ground, and they were not provided with a sufficient amount of calories or a change of clothes and opportunities to shower. Only on the last day of their captivity, according to the article, were new clothes brought to the hostages, after 50 days without a shower and in which they had to wear the clothes they were wearing during the abduction.
About a month ago, Hamas released 85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz, who was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz. Lifshitz told the media that while she was beaten and robbed during the trip to Gaza, the treatment in captivity was humane, as much as can be expected from Hamas terrorists.
"We had soldiers and a medic attached to us, and a doctor also arrived and made sure we got pills. We lay on mattresses. They divided us according to kibbutzim and towns. We were given white cheese and cucumber to eat for a whole day," she said.