About The Hostages
The hostages range in age from 10 months to 85 years old on the date of their abduction. They include children, women, and men. They are citizens of the US, Israel and many nations. Many were sleeping in their beds when the kidnappers arrived on the morning of October 7, 2023.
The photos above show some of the approximately 240 people who were kidnapped.
The pictures were provided by their families to show their daily lives prior to their captivity. Some have been rescued, others remain in captivity. Here are their stories.
Their Lives After Captivity
For insight into the lives of the hostages after captivity, see these features stories in major media:
Their Lives During Captivity
For first-hand accounts of captivity by some of the rescued hostages, see these stories published in major media:
The New York Times
December 13, 2023