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Teen Israeli Hostage Defies Hamas, Saves Beloved Dog During Captivity

The incredible story of 17-year-old Mia Leimberg, an Israeli hostage who courageously protected her dog, Bella, while being held captive by Hamas terrorists, has recently come to light. After being released to the Red Cross in front of a hostile crowd, Leimberg clutched onto her precious furry companion as a symbol of resilience and defiance.

This heartwarming tale serves as a testament to the unbreakable bond between humans and their faithful animal companions.

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According to a reputable news source, Leimberg’s family shared the details of this extraordinary ordeal. “At first, Hamas didn’t even realize that it was a dog. Mia just woke up and put on a nightgown, she picked up the dog in her hands and hugged her throughout the abduction. The terrorists thought it was her doll and that’s how they managed to take the dog”.

Only later did the captors realize that Bella was indeed a dog, sparking a heated argument about taking her away from Leimberg. However, the determined teenager fiercely stood her ground, asserting that Bella was her dog and refusing to give her up.

Throughout their 53 days of captivity, the dog survived on whatever minimal rations they had, with the captives going to great lengths to protect and care for their beloved pet.

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The moment of release was captured on video, displaying a tense exchange between Leimberg and a Hamas member who noticed her with Bella. When the Hamas member attempted to take Bella, Leimberg firmly asserted that the dog belonged to her and subtly signaled for him to back off.

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Her unwavering determination and protectiveness of her furry friend ensured that they would both return home safely.

“This is not just an anecdote,” stated Aunt Meain. “It was not easy to take care of her, but the concern for the dog sustained them there and their survival.” Sheba Hospital even made preparations for Bella’s arrival, providing her with veterinary care and over ten thousand treatments.

Now, both Bella and the hostages are recovering at home, appreciating the freedom and joy that they were able to regain.

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Leimberg, who resides in Jerusalem with her family, originally from Argentina, was visiting her aunt in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak when they were caught in the terror attack on October 7. After enduring a harrowing experience, Leimberg, her mother, and her aunt were finally released on Tuesday, marking the end of their traumatic ordeal.

This inspiring story serves as a reminder of the resilience and courage that can emerge even in the darkest of times.

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