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Father calls for proof of life of Irish-Israeli 9-year-old daughter taken by Hamas
Sam Hall, Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams
The father of a nine-year-old Irish-Israeli child who was taken hostage during the Hamas assault on Israel has said he will believe a deal to release hostages is in place “when I see it”.
Thomas Hand initially thought his daughter Emily, who had been attending a sleepover at a friend’s house, had been killed on October 7, but was later told she had been kidnapped and taken to Gaza.