Rescued hostage Emily Hand’s father thanks public for supportBy Rebecca Black, PAThe father of a young Irish-Israeli girl released by Hamas has said she is doing “better than expected”, and has thanked the public for their support. Emily Hand was among a number of people to be freed by militants at the weekend in a deal which also saw Palestinians held in Israel released. Thomas Hand, originally from Dún Laoghaire in Dublin, released a video later to thank all those who have supported his family. “Yesterday we finally got Emily back from the hands of the Gazan terrorists,” he said. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, said he was delighted that Emily, “a bright and beautiful young girl”, had been released.
Source: Irish Independent November 27, 2023 01:21 UTC