Rimon Kirsht, an Israeli hostage who was recently released from captivity, is now being called a hero for the way she handled her release from Hamas captivity on Tuesday. Kirsht, who is 36-years-old, was held for a total of 53 days in captivity by radical Islamic terrorists in the Gaza Strip. As she was released, Kirsht gave a Hamas terrorist a major stare down before throwing her arm around a fellow hostage, Merav Tal, and walking off, according to reports published by the New York Post.
According to Randy DeSoto of The Western Journal, two armed Hamas terrorists flanked the side of both individuals as they walked to meet members of Red Cross. Both hostages were kidnapped from Kibbutz Mirim on Oct. 7. The attacks launched on Israel by Hamas resulted in the deaths of over 1,400 Israelis, with over 240 individuals being taken captive.
The husband of Kirsht, Yagev Buchshtab, 34, is still being held by the group.
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Arab-Israeli journalist Yoseph Haddad posted on X, “How much of a hero is Rimon Kirsht?”
“In Hamas’ captivity, she was with her partner. When terrorists came to her yesterday before she was released, she wouldn’t agree to be released without him until they forced her,” he continued.
How much of a hero is Rimon Kirsht?
In Hamas' captivity, she was with her partner. When terrorists came to her yesterday before she was released, she wouldn’t agree to be released without him until they forced her.
During the moments they were transferred to the Red Cross, she… pic.twitter.com/281kyL7yme
— יוסף חדאד – Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) November 29, 2023
“During the moments they were transferred to the Red Cross, she looked the terrorist in the eye, walked upright, and hugged Merav, who was released by her side. “She did not placate Hamas or the Red Cross representative with a fake smile. She marched strong and proud. A true heroine!” Haddad wrote.
The woman at 33 seconds is Rimon Kirsht. That took guts particularly with the jeering crowd & the masked Hamas terrorists pic.twitter.com/N6isxKKVXS
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 29, 2023
Israeli Yaari Cohen said in a post, “Looking into death’s eyes without blinking. Israel will win.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, the video pulled in a whopping 1.4 million views.
Looking into death’s eyes without blinking.
Israel will win 🇮🇱 pic.twitter.com/8hW0pS2Kft
— Yaari Cohen (@YaariCohen) November 28, 2023
Kirsht’s sister, Nil Kirsht-Levi, posted a posted some photos of their reunion on Facebook along with a caption that said, “Part of the war is over – Rimon returned home! Healthy and whole! Now we will continue to fight for the return of Yigev and the rest of the kidnapped!”
On Wednesday, the BBC put out a report saying that a total of 81 hostages have been released by the Palestinian terrorist group, noting that a total of 60 Israeli women and children were among them, as well as the others being foreign nationals.
In exchange for the prisoners, Hamas got back 180 Palestinians that were being held in Israeli jails, along with a truckloads of humanitarian aid and medical supplies, plus fuel.
Israel is only doing what is required in order to keep their country and people safe from a group of radical Islamists who believe they are fighting for Allah by making war on the “People of the Book” — Jews, Christians — doing their best to prevent the Palestinians from exterminating their race and country.
Many of the individuals involved in jihad have had their souls and minds poisoned by a radical ideology that has transformed them from human beings into blood thirsty war mongers. If you want someone like Hamas to stop hurting you, you have to speak their language. That language is violence.
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