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Testimony of freed Israeli hostage: Hamas fighters gave me a birthday cake

Testimony of freed Israeli hostage: Hamas fighters gave me a birthday cake

Almog Meir Jan, an "Israeli" prisoner recently released from Gaza, said his captors - Hamas fighters - made him a cake on his birthday.

Jan, who was released along with three others, shared testimonies of their time in captivity, saying their captors "cared for their well-being" - according to reports in Israeli media.

Another captive, Shlomi Ziv, said he had learned Arabic during his time in Gaza and attributed it to the Al-Jazeera broadcasts he watched alongside Hamas fighters — adding that they forced them to read the Koran and they prayed every day.

Reports from Israeli media claimed that the captives were found malnourished upon their release, while also showing signs of Stockholm Syndrome, despite speaking of positive experiences with Hamas members during their time in Gaza.