The mother of an Israeli hostage is warning about the dire consequences of the world allowing Hamas’ carnage to go unchecked.
Doris Liber has pleaded with politicians and the public alike since her son, 26-year-old Guy Illouz, was taken hostage during Hamas’ horrific Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
Liber and her family have no idea about Illouz’s whereabouts or health status, but they aren’t giving up. Illouz was attending the Supernova music festival at the time of the attack, an assault during which terrorists slaughtered more than 360 people.
“This is a human rights issue,” Liber recently said on the “Higher Ground With Billy Hallowell Podcast.” “There cannot be this kind of humiliation of bodies, of murdering in this kind of way, and torturing, kidnapping. These are marked rules for humanity.”
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If such behaviors are “allowed,” she said she doesn’t see a way “humanity can continue” or that anyone can “continue feeling safe” in his or her home.
Liber described the Hamas terrorists responsible for the carnage as “savages.”
“The fact that the world is dividing pro-Palestinian or pro-Israel — it has nothing to do with it,” she said. “This is murdering, not in cold blood; this is murdering and enjoying the act.”
Liber continued, “If we let this happen, I really don’t know what our world will be.”
The grieving mother also shared heartwrenching details about the Oct. 7 attack, explaining how she immediately knew something was wrong when she received a hysterical call from Illouz’s father, who informed her their son was in the middle of the terror attack. At first, Liber was in disbelief.
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“I didn’t think that something like this could happen,” she said. “He’s not a soldier in the Army. It was like ‘You’re talking crazy.'”
But once Liber reached Illouzm on the phone in the middle of the siege, she could hear the chaos unfolding for herself and immediately knew her son was in trouble.
“When I connected to the line … I heard guns shooting all over,” she said. “[Guy] was trying to speak, but his father told him, ‘Don’t speak so they don’t hear you.'”
She recalled her son saying he wanted to say goodbye to them before proclaiming, “We’re not going to get out of this.” His parents desperately tried to help him amid the unthinkable, but to no avail.
“His father says, ‘Try to look around you. If there’s any dead bodies, try and crawl under a dead body and act dead,” Liber recalled, noting how she told her son she loved him.
Illouz has not been among the dozens of hostages released as part of a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas and Liber remains unaware of his whereabouts, though she has continued to plead with officials for help.
Liber told “Higher Ground With Billy Hallowell” her son is a musician who plays the guitar and also serves as a sound technician.
“He creates music, composes,” she said. “And this is from a very early age.”
Listen to the podcast for more on Liber, her son, and the family’s plight.
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