Searching for Laor Abramov: A 20-Year-Old from New Jersey Missing in Israel

Laor Abramov, a 20-year-old aspiring DJ, last communicated with his family while in an Israeli bomb bunker, less than an hour after Hamas militants assaulted a party he attended. He’s been missing ever since.

Abramov previously resided in New Jersey with his mother, a US citizen, until 2022. He then moved to Israel to serve in the IDF before deciding to pursue his ambition of being a DJ like his father, David Abramov, who is from the region.

According to his aunt, Yael Abramov, Abbramov was not working at the fateful rave party and was merely there to have fun when the revellers were suddenly overrun by members of the Palestinian militant group, who launched an unprovoked assault on them.

What was the final thing Laor Abramov told his family?

“He called his father in the morning — my brother — around 7:30 a.m., saying, ‘People are shooting at us.'” Don’t worry, I’m heading into a missile shelter and a bomb shelter. I won’t be able to speak because it’s too loud.’ “After that, we had no idea what was going on,” Yael told the New York Post.

“There was no contact, and I couldn’t reach him on his phone.” “There were just horror stories about what was going on there,” she went on.

A relative discovered a snapshot of Abramov inside the shelter hours later. He stood out from the crowd because he was taller, towering at 6 feet 4 inches (1.82 m).

“I saw that photo and I was just filled with hope that he’s somewhere safe,” the aunt added. “Then I just found out (it’s) basically a death trap, those shelters.”

What was the most recent update on Laor Abramov?

The following morning, Abramov’s family was able to contact a survivor from the refuge, who informed them of the horrors that had befallen them.

“Terrorists (sic) threatened the shelter where we were hiding.” They tossed rounds and rounds of hand grenades inside, and some of the young people tried to hurl them back out. Then they came in with automatic weapons and shot everyone. “Whoever was still standing, they grabbed them, loaded them into their pickup truck, and drove away,” a survivor informed Abramov’s father.

The survivor was injured and is currently hospitalised. “Laor was there,” she allegedly told Abramov’s father. Laor was being abused.

“That’s everything we know,” Yael Abramov told the publication.

More than 1,000 Israelis were killed, including women, children, and the elderly, as Hamas launched a surprise attack and rushed out of Gaza on October 7. At least 150 Israeli civilians and soldiers who survived the attack were kidnapped.

The Abramov family is now praying for Laor Abramov’s survival and safe return to the United States.




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