After the release of Fernando Marman and Luis Hartenstein by the Israeli army, There are still eight Argentines in the hands of Hamas, who were kidnapped on October 7, when the terrorist organization attacked Israel and killed more than 1,200 people and kidnapped another 240, near the Gaza Strip.
The best known are the baby You drink kfirhis brother Ariel Drinks and his mother Shiri Silberman Bibaswhich Hamas filmed when they were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz.
The Argentines Yair and Eitan Horn They were kidnapped from the same kibbutz, near the Gaza Strip, where the brothers were also taken hostage. Ariel and David Cunio.
From another kibbutz near Nir Oz, in Nir Yitzhak, the Argentines were kidnapped Fernando Marman and Luis Hartensteinwho were released this Monday morning by the Israeli army.
From that same kibbutz they kidnapped Lior Rudaeffin charge of security for Nir Yitzhak, where he had his house, who is the eighth Argentine citizen still in the hands of Hamas.
The Silberman Bibas
The plastic artist José Luis Silberman was an Argentine who went to live in the Nir Oz kibbutz in 1976., when the military dictatorship began and his father Vladimiro emigrated to Israel with his entire family. There José Luis met a young Peruvian woman, Marguit Schneider, with whom they had two daughters: Dana and Shiri Silberman.
Shiri dedicated herself to teaching and married Yarden Bibas, but they always maintained contact with their family in Argentina. And they had two children: Ariel Bibas, who is now four years old, and Kfir Bibas, who was nine months old when he was kidnapped by Hamas.
Act at Parque Centenario, when Kfir Bibas turned one year old. Photo Martín Bonetto.
When Hamas attacked Nir Oz, The house of Argentine José Luis Silberman and his Peruvian wife Marguit Schneider burned down, who died there and their remains were identified several days later. In that attack, the terrorists kidnapped the other four members of the Silberman Bibas family, who lived in another house.
The armed wing of Hamas announced – without providing evidence – that baby Kfir, his brother Ariel and his mother Shiri died during captivity by an explosion by the Israeli army in Gaza. And he offered to exchange their bodies for dozens of Palestinians detained for terrorist acts and a cessation of fighting in Gaza. But those demands were rejected, since Hamas He could not provide evidence about the situation of the Silberman Bibas family.
“We continue to have hope because on another occasion they left other hostages for dead and then they were released alive,” Kfir Bibas's Argentine aunt, Sandra Miasnik, told Diana Baccaro, editor of Clarion.
The brothers Horn and Cunio
Itzik Horn is the father of the Argentine brothers Iair and Eitan Hornkidnapped from Kibbutz Nir-Oz, in Israel, by the terrorist group Hamas on October 7.
Itzik emigrated to Israel in October 2000, as did thousands of Argentines during the economic crisis that the country went through in those years; although he assures that he did it for “ideological and religious” reasons.
But he never imagined that two of his three children – the third is Amos, who lives north of Tel Aviv – would be kidnapped from the gated community where Eitan had gone to visit his brother on the long weekend from “Simchat Torah, the end of the holiday of Sukkot.”
And he added that “Iair was very loved in the kibbutz because he tended the bar, he took care of the sound at all the parties, he was very creative. He had made a festive song with photos of each of the members of the kibbutz for a Purim party, where videos and costumes are always made, it was one of the most joyful parties… And now that video is like a tribute to Iair and the members of the kibbutz.”
Itzik waits for news Iair and Eitan, their children, 45 and 34 years old, who studied at the Scholem Aleichem school in Villa Crespo.. But they were kidnapped by Hamas on October 7 from Kibbutz Nir Oz, where almost a third of all those kidnapped are from.
During the attack on Nir Oz, the terrorists also kidnapped David Cunio (33) and his brother Ariel (26), children of Argentine José Luis Cunio, who are still being held hostage. David's wife and two little daughters have already been released, but there is no news of the Cunio brothers.
In addition, the Argentine was killed in the Nir Oz kibbutz Abi Korinamong others, whose father was director of the Scholem Aleichem school and director of Culture of the AMIA.
Act at the Scholem Aleichem school, in Villa Crespo, to request the release of Iair and Eitan Horn.
The kidnapped of Nir Yitzhak
The Kibbutzim of Nir Oz and Nir Yitzhak are ten kilometers away from each other, very close to the Gaza Strip.
Luis Hartenstein (70) was at his partner Clara Marman's house when he was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists, in Nir Yitzhak. I had tickets to visit friends and family in Argentina by the end of last October.
In that same house they also kidnapped Fernando Marman (60), who He had gone to spend the weekend at his sister Clara's house.who was held hostage and was released by Hamas.
The Argentines Luis Hartenstein and Fernando Marman were released this Monday at dawn by the Israeli army.
Another Argentine, Lior Rudaeff (61), traveled to Israel as a child, along with his parents, where he married and raised a large family. He was one of Nir Yitzhak's security guards, who came out to defend the kibbutz when it was attacked by Hamas. The Argentine Oren Goldin was murdered there, while Rudaeff is the eighth hostage Argentina that is still in the hands of Hamas.