Omer Neutra Wiki – Omer Neutra Biography
Omer Neutra, a New York-born Israeli-American citizen, was captured by Hamas along the Israel-Gaza border on October 10 while serving in the Israel Defense Forces, his family said. “He is a natural leader and a great son, friend and a passionate and generous person. After graduating high school, he decided to defer his acceptance into college and spend a gap year in Israel connecting with our family roots,” they said Neutra’s parents, Ronen and Orna Neutra, said in a statement posted on Facebook by the Plainview Volunteer Fire Department on Long Island. “This experience influenced his decision to remain in Israel and do what he believed in: serve and protect the people of Israel.” His family added that Neutra was doing exactly that when Hamas captured him three days ago, and they have not heard from him since. On October 11, New York City Mayor Eric Adams met with Neutra’s parents. “War is coming home. Ronen and Orna from Long Island are waiting for news about their son Omer, who was kidnapped by Hamas this weekend,” the mayor said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. “This fight is our fight. It just is. #StandWithIsrael.
Omer Neutra is 21 years old.
Student captured by Hamas terrorists while serving and protecting the people of Israel
And we must bring all the hostages home.” The Neutras called on Hamas leaders to treat his son and other hostages “in a humanitarian manner in accordance with international law.” Neutra’s parents described his son as “a fun-loving person, a huge sports enthusiast, especially the Knicks,” and a leader on school sports teams and in his youth group. “Omer, we love you and hope to bring you and others home,” they wrote. Israel has reported more than 1,200 people killed and 3,200 wounded since Hamas launched its attack on it on Saturday. The prime minister’s office also reports that more than 6,000 rockets have been fired toward Israel since Saturday. Meanwhile, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday that at least 1,799 Palestinians have been killed and more than 6,300 wounded in the Gaza Strip as Israel wages war against Hamas. The World Health Organization has warned that “the health system in the Gaza Strip is at a critical point” because hospitals only have access to “a few hours” of electricity each day. “Time is running out to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe if fuel and vital humanitarian and health supplies cannot be urgently delivered to the Gaza Strip amid the total blockade,” the organization said in a statement on Thursday.