In a shocking incident that has sent shockwaves across the international community, a beloved Polish-Israeli historian, Alex Dancyg, was abducted by Hamas terrorists during a surprise attack on a kibbutz in southern Israel last Saturday. Friends and family of the esteemed historian have launched a heartfelt appeal for his safe return, describing him as a man of unparalleled warmth, kindness, and generosity.
Born in Warsaw in 1948, Dancyg had dedicated his life to advocating for Polish-Israeli cooperation. His passion for fostering understanding and friendship between the two nations was widely respected and admired. However, his peaceful existence was abruptly shattered when Hamas militants stormed his kibbutz, Nir Oz, and took him captive.
Jaroslaw Papis-Rozenbaum, a member of the Jewish community in Poland’s central city of Łódż, confirmed the abduction, saying, “Unfortunately, I have information about Danzig’s abduction confirmed by his friends from Israel, he was abducted by Hamas units.”
Dancyg’s friends, deeply concerned about his well-being, took to Facebook to share their anguish and plea for his return. In a heartfelt post, they expressed their love for the historian, emphasizing his boundless warmth, generosity, and determination to bridge gaps between nations. “His historical knowledge, serenity, and determination to build friendship and understanding between Poland and Israel is unlimited!” they wrote.
Since his abduction, there has been a complete lack of information about Dancyg’s whereabouts or condition, leaving his family, friends, and colleagues in a state of agonizing uncertainty. His two sons, Ben and Mat, are fervently hoping for their father’s safe return and have appealed to the public for help. The family’s plea has gone viral on social media platforms, with friends urging people to share the post, believing that collective efforts can aid in bringing Dancyg back home.
The abduction occurred during a coordinated invasion by Hamas militants from the Palestinian enclave of Gaza. This attack, considered one of the deadliest against Israel in decades, has left the nation in a state of shock and mourning. The militants stormed Israeli towns, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 600 lives and the abduction of dozens of hostages.