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Ohad Munder-Zichri


John Bain

On October 7, 2023, Hamas invaded Israel, murdering 1,200 innocent Jewish civilians and capturing more than 200 Jewish hostages, including children and the elderly.

Among the hostages was 9-year-old Ohad, his mother, grandmother and grandfather.

Hamas held Ohad hostage for 7 weeks, and he celebrated his 9-year-old birthday in captivity on October 29th.

Ohad Munder-Zichri escorted by 3 soldiers during hostage exchange

Ohad Freed!

Hamas captured the fourth-grader along with his mother and grandparents during a holiday visit to see his grandparents and uncle in the kibbutz of Nir Oz along the border with Gaza. At the time of the attack, Ohad was visiting the kibbutz from his home in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba.

Hamas murdered Ohad’s beloved uncle in the attack. Ohad, his mom and grandma disappeared with the only thread of information about them coming from a cellphone signal traced to Gaza.

Seven weeks later, on Friday, November 24, in a brokered cease-fire Israeli hostage/Palestinian prisoner exchange, Hamas freed Ohad, his mother, grandmother along with other hostages in exchange for Palestinian felons held in Israeli prisons.

The whereabout and wellbeing of Ohad’s grandfather is unknown.

Ohad Relaxes

Ohad Munder-Zichri plays with his Rubik's cube after his release

Ohad relaxes with his Rubik cube during the hostage-prisoner exchange process.

Ohad happens to be a loving and gifted child, a chess champion and a Rubik cube champion!

Family Reunited!

Ohad Munder-Zichri and mom meet his father and brother at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Israel after his release

In the photo above, Ohad is pictured reunited with his mom, dad and older brother.

Ohad Hugs Older Brother!

Ohad Munder-Zichri and his older brother embrace after Ohad's release

Shortly after his release, Ohad embraced his older brother after being reunited with his family.

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Ohad Munder-Zichri Plays Chess!

Ohad Munder-Zichri holding heart-shaped leaf

Ohad, 8 years old, with heart-shaped leaf shortly before Hamas captured him and held him hostage!

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