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All Israeli female hostages being raped, sexually abused, says ex-captive: ‘No one to save you’

All the female Israeli hostages are being raped or sexually abused, a former Hamas captive revealed Tuesday — as she begged Israel’s Knesset not to go on its planned extended recess, given the crisis.

Ex-hostage Mia Regev revealed the devastating news during an emergency debate before the Israeli parliament’s Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality.

“Every day, there is an emergency, and every minute counts. What will the women do there? What will the rest of the captives do there?” Regev said, referring to the Knesset’s planned upcoming break of more than five weeks, according to the Jerusalem Post. “Every girl there is sexually harassed in one way or another.”

Regev said it is “unbelievable” that the parliament would go on such a relatively long recess while hostages are still being held captive.

Families of those being held have called on the Knesset to postpone its recess and “join the struggle to free the hostages” and to replace Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “who is a barrier to a deal” to free them, the outlet reported.

Former hostage Mia Regev testifies at an Israeli parliament committee meeting Tuesday about the horrors that captives have endured at the hands of Hamas. AFP via Getty Images

“If the hostages have no freedom, neither will elected officials,” the families said.

Sharon Cunio, who was released from captivity last year, said the “terror is never-ending” under Hamas’ control and is “indescribable.”

“It is the never-ending terror that you will be hurt, that there is no one to save you and that you are at the mercy of Hamas,” Cunio said.

Cunio, whose husband is still in captivity, begged lawmakers to also “not forget the men.”

Freed Israeli hostage Amit Soussana (right), who was tortured by Hamas, is embraced by a friend in front of Soussana’s destroyed home on a kibbutz. AP
Sharon Cunio, who was released from captivity last year, said the “terror is never-ending” for the women under Hamas’ control and is “indescribable.”
An Israeli woman, Naama Levy, is seen being kidnapped Oct. 7 and is still missing.

“My husband is my strength, and I have no strength left,” she said. “You must reach a deal for everyone, even if in stages.”

Yarden Gonen, whose sister Romi Gonen is still a captive, said, “Why do I need to be here and beg?

“Why are you letting my sister remain there? What did she do wrong?”

The women’s pleas come after Amit Soussana, 40, became the first hostage to speak publicly about the abuse she suffered, including being forced at gunpoint to perform a sexual act.

Soussana, 40, became the first hostage to speak publicly about the abuse she suffered, including being forced at gunpoint to do a sex act. REUTERS

Her captor asked her about her sex life frequently, walked by her in his underwear and forced her to bathe before shoving her into a child’s bedroom to force himself on her at gunpoint.

A Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist also recently admitted to the Israel Defense Forces that he raped a woman in her home Oct. 7, saying, “The devil took over me.”

“She told me to help her,” the twisted man claimed of his victim. “I took her and threw her on the couch.”

The United Nations issued a report last month that said there is “clear and convincing information that sexual violence, including rape, sexualized torture, cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment has been committed against hostages,” who were captured when the Palestinian terror group Hamas launched a massacre in Israel on Oct. 7.

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