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Mother of young woman in Hamas hostage video calls it the 'worst nightmare'

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TEL AVIV — Keren Schem said she started to scream and fell on the floor when she saw her daughter alive in a video shared by Hamas on Monday.


“This is the worst nightmare for every mother in the world,” Schem said.


Before that video, Schem said she knew nothing about what happened to her daughter Mia, 21, who has been missing since the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. Mia was one of thousands who gathered in the desert to enjoy the open-air Tribe of Nova festival, only to be ambushed by Hamas.


Her family was told only days ago that she may have been kidnapped by Hamas.