Among the many festival-goers killed have been Haodya and Tair – 27 and 23 years outdated – nieces of Asaf Pozniak, one of many founders of the Hostages and Lacking Households Discussion board.
Pozniak, 30, stated he accepted his nieces may by no means come again, however there have been “all the time lives that may be saved”.
“We should do all the things we are able to to maintain up the stress on the worldwide neighborhood and the Israeli authorities to carry them house now,” he stated.
Michael Levi has taken Pozniak at his phrase and now devotes his waking hours to assembly politicians and diplomats in a bid to get the remaining hostages freed.
Levi’s brother Or, 33, is amongst these held captive.
Surrounded by eucalyptus bushes with the fixed hum of drones and helicopters overhead, Levi admitted the go to to Reim had been more durable than he had anticipated.
“Simply standing right here I really feel totally different,” he stated. “Absorbing the environment, seeing what occurred right here, seeing the bullets on the bottom.”
However irrespective of how devastating the trauma of the previous three months, he nonetheless hopes he and his brother will sooner or later be reunited.
“We each love basketball, we went to video games collectively,” he stated. “That is one of many issues we’ll do when he is again.”