There are growing fears for a young Israeli-American woman who is still missing days after she disappeared from the Super Nova music festival where her young sister and her fiancé were both slaughtered.
Norelle Manzuri, 25, has not been heard from since Hamas militants attacked the event over the weekend.
For days, her family in Israel and the USA have been holding out hope that she was on the run or in hiding along with her sister Roya and her fiancé Amit.
Yesterday, Roya and Amit’s bodies were identified as those left behind at the music event, but there is still no trace of Norelle.
Roya Manzuri (left) was killed at the music festival. Her older sister Norelle (right) remains missing
The girls’ parents, Sigal and Menashe Manzuri, said they were ‘in hell’
In an interview with NBC, the girls’ mother, Sigal, said, “Either they’re dead or they’ve been kidnapped.”
Her grieving father Menashe added: “We’re in hell right now, that’s where we are.”
The girls studied at Temple Israel of Hollywood in Los Angeles before moving to Tel Aviv.
Norelle and Amit got engaged just two weeks ago.
The family friends set one up GoFundMe page to support them.
“As of today, October 11, 2023, Roya Manzuri and Amit Cohen have been identified as the victims who were murdered at the music festival.
Norelle’s fiancé Amit Cohen was also killed at the festival. The couple was engaged for only two weeks before he was killed
The girls’ friends said they were the “light in the room.” They are shown with their parents and younger brother
The sisters were among thousands of partygoers at the festival on Saturday
“We still have hope for Norelle’s safe return.” We ask that you light a candle and mention her name.
“Your love and support is appreciated now more than ever,” organizers said.
The number of Americans killed in the conflict has now risen to 25 and 17 people are missing.
Yesterday, John Kirby, the National Security Council’s director of strategic communications, said a “handful” of the missing had been taken hostage.
It remains unclear how far the government will go to secure the release of the hostages.
So far there has been no proof of life for any of the abducted people.
Devastated father Thomas Hand tearfully recalls finding out his eight-year-old daughter had been killed by Hamas terrorists
Eight-year-old Emily Hand was murdered by Hamas terrorists in Kibbutz Be’eri on Saturday. Her father said he was relieved when he learned his daughter was dead and not a prisoner of Palestinian terrorists who may have tortured her in Gaza
The father of an eight-year-old girl killed in the conflict said it was a relief to learn she was dead and not being held hostage by Hamas.
“They just said, ‘We found Emily, she’s dead,’ and I said, ‘Yes.’ I said ‘Yes’ and smiled because that was the best news of the possibilities I knew.
“The best opportunity I could have hoped for.”
“She was either dead or in Gaza, and if you know what they are doing to the people of Gaza, that is worse than death, that is worse than death.”
“The way they treat you, they have no food, they have no water.
“She was in a dark room with Christ knows how many people and was afraid every minute, every hour, every day and possibly for years to come.”
“So death was a blessing, an absolute blessing,” he cried.
Omer Neutra is also missing in Israel. The teenager is from Long Island
20-year-old Laor Abramov is missing, as is 19-year-old Edan Alexander. Both are American-Israeli citizens and serve in the IDF
Oriya Ricardo, 26, was shot dead along with more than 250 others at the Supernova festival on Saturday
Daniel Ben Sr., 34, was working at the Nova festival on Saturday when Hamas militants attacked
Judith Raanan and her daughter were also taken hostage. Their family in Illinois hasn’t heard from them since Saturday
Natalie Ranaan was visiting her family with her mother Judith for the High Holidays when the attack began on Saturday. The relatives have not heard from either woman since then
Lotan Abir, 24, a native of Israel, had just moved to Utah in 2022 to pursue his music career
Adrienne Neta, 66, is also missing. She is a nurse and midwife who moved to Israel from California in 1981
Hersh Golberg-Polin, 23, texted his mother and father: “I love you.” I’m sorry” at 8:11 a.m. Saturday — as Palestinian militants declared war on Israel, taking dozens of people hostage and killing hundreds during the killed on the Jewish holiday
Murdered: Debbie, a Missouri native, and Shlomi Matias were killed in front of their son on Saturday