First American Hostage Release


President Biden and his administration are trying to take a victory lap for their management of the war in Israel. However, the pressure to get out the remaining hostages is still an important matter.

Hamas did release four-year-old American Abigail Mor Edan.

From CBS News:

Abigail Mor Edan, the youngest U.S. citizen held by Hamas, was among the group of hostages released back to Israel on Sunday, both President Biden and the Israeli military confirmed.

Abigail, whose parents were killed in Hamas’ Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, turned 4 years old last week while in captivity in Gaza. She was kidnapped and taken to the Palestinian enclave during the deadly rampage along with an estimated 240 others, according to Israeli officials.


President Biden spoke about Abigail’s release in televised remarks Sunday.

“She’s free and she’s in Israel now,” Mr. Biden said, adding that Abigail has “been through a terrible trauma.” The child’s mother was killed in front of her by Hamas militants before her father was also gunned down while using his body to shield Abigail from the attack. Abigail then ran to neighbors for help, Mr. Biden said.

“What she endured is unthinkable,” he said.

Abigail’s great-aunt, Liz Hirsh Naftali, and her cousin, Noa Naftali, said in a statement Sunday, “We hoped and prayed today would come. There are no words to express our relief and gratitude that Abigail is safe and coming home.”

It just so happens that Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali is an influential California Democrat who purchased a Hunter Biden art piece. It also just so happens that eight months after Biden’s first art opening, Naftali was appointed to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.

First of all, all thoughts and prayers go to the family and that four-year-old. She lived through an atrocity, and I don’t care what walk of life you are from. We wish recovery and peace for Abigai as well as her family.

However, it seems that whenever the Biden administration does something good, it still has a slimy feel.