Michelle Obama has faced criticism for her lack of response to the hostages held by the terrorist group Hamas. The father of a 19-year-old hostage, Naama Levy, has expressed his disappointment in Obama’s silence. Levy was taken captive during Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel in October.
Despite over two months passing, she remains in captivity. In an interview with the New York Post, Levy’s father, Yony Levi, questioned why prominent figures like Michelle Obama have not spoken out about the women held hostage by Hamas. He shared that his daughter often discussed Obama and believed her to be someone who cared about global women and had a compassionate heart.
However, Yony Levi emphasizes that the former first lady has been noticeably absent in addressing this issue.
He told the Post:
“What I want to know: Why has [Obama], and all these other famous women Naama looked up to, and all of the global human rights organizations she believed in, stayed silent about what has happened to my Naama and all the other girls who are still held hostage?
It is like they have disappeared.
Their silence shouts loudly.”
It appears that this is indeed the situation at hand.
Former President Barack Obama, who is the husband of Obama, has expressed support for Hamas publicly. This could potentially shed light on why his wife has chosen to remain silent.
As previously stated, Naama Levy was taken hostage by Hamas during their terrorist assault on Israel on October 7th.
The Times of Israel reported:
“Naama Levy, 19, was taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7 from the Nachal Oz army base, as they launched an attack, killing and kidnapping soldiers.
Levy had just finished her course the previous Wednesday to become an observation soldier at Nachal Oz.
She arrived at the army base the next day and was taken hostage on Saturday morning.”
The New York Post broke the news that Naama Levy “was filmed by Hamas being dragged out of the back of a jeep at gunpoint, barefoot with her hands bound in bloodied clothes, and shoved back into the vehicle.”
Ever since that time, Yony Levi, Levy’s father, and Ayelet Levy, her mother, have openly expressed their thoughts regarding their daughter’s abduction.
Ayelet Levy has expressed her feelings of powerlessness as her daughter continues to be held captive by Hamas terrorists.
Among the hostages still in captivity by Hamas, Naama Levy is one of the 19 women.
Furthermore, the terrorists still have 113 men under their control.