A heartbroken mother is “begging” for help to bring her daughter back home after Hamas terrorists paraded her in a disturbing hostage video.
Keren Schem, whose daughter Mia is a French and Israeli citizen, pleaded for her and other hotages taken at a music festival on October 7 to be rescued.
The 21-year-old was shot at and abducted from the Nova Festival near the Israeli border, reports MailOnline.
Keren said Mia “only went to a party, to a festival party to have some fun… and now she’s in Gaza”.
The single mum of four said: “There are many children who went to this party, many babies, children, old people and Holocaust survivors that were kidnapped, their houses were burned.
“This is a crime against humanity and we should all gather and stop this terror and bring everybody back home.”
Keren didn’t know if her daughter was dead or alive for more than a week, before the footage of her daughter was released from Gaza last night.
The hostage video, published on Hamas’ official Telegram channel, shows Mia speaking Hebrew as she addresses the camera directly and says that her captors are taking care of her.
She says to the Israeli government: “I only ask that you get me out of here as soon as possible. Please.”
Video released by her family shows Mia dancing and smiling with friends at the Nova Festival near Sderot where gunmen killed at least 260 people and took 199 people hostage.
Mia’s final contact with a final message which read: “They’re shooting at us. Please, come save us!”.
It is the first footage released by Hamas of a hostage purportedly speaking from captivity
Keren added: “She looks terrified. She says what they tell her to say. I’m really worried about her.”
She said Mia “has a mind of a 50-year-old woman, not a 20-year-old girl” and is a “real warrior”.
Dashcam footage from a car at at the festival captured the horrifying moment revellers were shot at point blank range by Hamas fighters.
In the chilling video, posted on South First Responders Telegram channel, a heavily armed militant can be seen directing a frightened person to leave their hiding spot.
The assailant fired bullets into the ground from his assault rifle, and shortly after, the militant forcibly grabbed a wounded young man and dragged him away.
More than 1,400 people are known to have been killed in the terrorist attacks on October 7 which has since been followed by thousands of deaths in Gaza in retaliatory Israeli air strikes.