The family of a German-Israeli woman have told of the horror of how her husband and toddler daughter fled a Hamas kidnap, but she was snatched by the gunmen.
Jordon Roman-Rat, 36, had been visiting her in-laws at the Beeri Kibbutz with husband Alon Gat and their toddler daughter Gefen when the terror group struck.
All three were bundled into the car by the Hamas killers, but as they neared the Gaza border, they managed to hurl themselves from the vehicle.
But as Alon and her daughter hid in bushes, Jordon was caught and dragged back into the car while her husband and Gefen could only look on.
Heartbreaking pictures released by her family show them on an outing to the zoo with little Gefen playing with a giraffe glove puppet.
Jordon, whose family is originally, from Fuerth, Bavaria State, Germany, is understood to be one of the estimated 150 hostages taken by Hamas into Gaza.
Her mother-in-law and sister-in-law were also kidnapped, reported local media.
Jordan’s brother-in-law, Amit Avraham, said: “The father and daughter were able to hide in the bushes for 24 hours.”
Her cousin Maya Roman said in a Facebook post: “My cousin, Jordan Roman-Gat, is still missing. She is a strong, amazing, and very loved woman.
“She and her family were kidnapped by terrorists from Kibbutz Be’eri and taken towards the border.
“They managed to jump out of the vehicle before crossing the Sahaf River and then split up.
“Alon and Gefen, the baby, were found and are on their way to us. Jordan is still missing.
“Please, if you know any forces in the area, can you turn to someone, help us find her, and get her home safely?