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Emily Hand, believed to have been killed by Hamas, is now believed to be living in Gaza, her Irish father says

Emily Hand, an eight-year-old girl from Kibbutz Be’eri in Israel who was reportedly killed in the Hamas attack on October 7, is believed to be alive and among the hostages held in Gaza.

Emily’s family, including her Irish father Tom Hand, who was born in Dún Laoghaire, were informed of the development by Israeli authorities last week and her father has confirmed they believe this to be the case.

On October 31, the family was informed that Emily had most likely actually been kidnapped. Natalie, Emily’s sister, said Irish authorities had promised to do everything they could to help.

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: charlesjones@wstnewspost.com.

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