Israelis grapple with how to celebrate Passover, a holiday about freedom, while many remain captive

 

April 19, 2024



JERUSALEM (AP) — Every year, Alon Gat's mother led the family's Passover celebration of the liberation of the ancient Israelites from Egypt thousands of years ago. But this year, Gat is struggling with how to reconcile a holiday commemorating freedom after his mother was slain and other family members abducted when Hamas attacked Israel.

Gat's sister, Carmel, and wife, Yarden Roman-Gat, were taken hostage in the Oct. 7 attack. His wife was freed in November but his sister remains captive.

"We can't celebrate our freedom because we don't have this freedom. Our brothers and sisters and mothers a...



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