Doron Asher has gained public sympathy after a sad video of her and her daughter being held hostage in the ongoing crisis between Israel and Hamas.
Who is Doron Asher?
Doron Asher is one of the over hundreds of Israeli people who were captured and held hostage by Hamas militants.
Doron Asher had gone with her young girls to visit their grandmother in the village Nir Oz near the Gaza border over the weekend when Hamas militants descended on the home.
Doron Asher is a 34 years old woman from Israel and according to details, she was kidnapped by the Hamas militants alongside a student who is 25 years old and her two young girls in a terrifying series of raids into Israel. The student could be heard screaming “don’t k!ll us” in a video that has since gone viral.
Where is Doron Asher and her Daughter Now?
According to a publication made by the New York Post, Doron Asher who was terrified after they were captured, called her husband, Yoni, back in central Israel, but the phone cut out, and he hasn’t heard from her since.
With great interest in locating his wife and children, Doron Asher’s phone was tracked and her location showed her as being across the border in Gaza, Yoni said.
“I surely identified my wife, my two daughters and my mother-in-law on some kind of a cart and terrorists of Hamas all around them,” Yoni said.
“My little two girls, they are only babies, they are not even 5 years old and 3 years old. … I don’t know in what terms they are captive. I don’t know what happened to them.” He said
Her husband then went on to make a public plea to the Hamas militants and requested to turn inn himself if his wife and Doron Asher daughter will be freed.
“I want to ask Hamas, ‘Don’t hurt them. Don’t hurt little children. Don’t hurt women.
” ‘If you want me instead, I’m willing to come.’ He added
What is Happening Between Israel and Hamas?
On 7 October 2023, Palestinian militant groups, mainly Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, with other groups such as the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, launched a major attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip with a rocket barrage, and vehicle-transported attacks across the border on Israeli communities.
The conflict actually originated with the election of the Islamist political party Hamas in 2005 and 2006, in the Gaza Strip and escalated with the split of the Palestinian Authority Palestinian government into the Fatah government in the West Bank and the Hamas government in Gaza and the following violent ousting of Fatah after Fatah lost the election to Hamas.
Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel, Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, and the joint Egyptian-Israeli blockade of Gaza have exacerbated the conflict. The international community considers attacks on civilians and civilian structures that do not discriminate between civilians and military targets illegal under international law.
Also, According to Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, Israel remains an occupying power under international law.