Dr. Itai Pessach of Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer, who is in charge of medical treatment for the four Israeli hostages who were rescued on Saturday, told CNN in an interview on Monday that they were beaten while in Hamas captivity in Gaza.

“It was a harsh, harsh, experience, with a lot of abuse, almost every day,” he said, adding, “Every hour, both physical, mental, and other types, and that is something that is beyond comprehension.”

Pessach said the eight months spent in captivity “left a significant mark on their health” and despite appearing in good condition initially, they are all malnourished.

“They had no protein, so their muscles are extremely wasted, there is damage to some other systems because of that,” he told CNN.... Read More: Arutz-7