Avi Ohana, the father of Hamas held captive Yosef Ohana, arrived at 770 Eastern Parkway on Monday night to join Israeli kevutza bochurim for a seudas hoda’ah in advance of his son’s hopeful safe return home from captivity.
By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Dovber Hechtman/Anash.org
Avi Ohana, the father of Hamas held captive Yosef Ohana, arrived at 770 Eastern Parkway on Monday night to join Israeli kevutza bochurim for a seudas hoda’ah farbrengen in advance of his son’s safe return home from captivity.
Avi shared that his son Yosef studied in Chabad schools in Kiryat Malachi. He moved the crowd when he declared “I came to the Rebbe because I believe with complete faith that my child is the Rebbe’s child and the Rebbe will help him.”
Avi was visibly moved when one of the participants gifted him a collage with several pictures of his son Yosef visiting 770 and the Ohel several years ago.
Ohana was one of the nearly 200 family members of Israeli hostages who traveled to New York City last Monday night to pray for the safe return of their loved ones at the Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens.
Yosef was at the Nova music festival on Shmini Atzeres when they were attacked by Hamas blood-thirsty terrorists. He and a friend began helping the injured at the party, bringing them to medics and ambulances during the attack, before trying to escape themselves. He was last seen trying to flee the attack.