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Yaffa Adar

Gender: Female

Age when taken: 85

Citizenship: Israel

Hostage status: Redeemed alive on November 24th, 2023, during the 7 Day Ceasefire

More about Yaffa:

  • Has 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren

  • One of the founders of Kibbutz Nir Oz, where she was kidnapped from

  • Was in one of the first videos that circulated online after the attack. Yaffa knew her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren would see the videos so she smiled so they wouldn’t be afraid. 

  • She said “I won’t let them break me.  I want my children to be proud of me.”

  • During her time in captivity, Yaffa gave herself hope by whispering songs of Andrea Bocceli each morning

  • A fan of the Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball team and FC Barcelona soccer team

  • Is a bookworm and has a huge library at home

  • Enjoys good food, wine, and old fashioned cremeschnitte

Alternate name spelling:

  • Yafa, Hadar

  • When searching inside sources, an alternate name spelling may be used as shown above

Related Hostage: Tamir Adar, grandson (Captive/Confirmed Deceased)

Date Last Updated: May 5th, 2024

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