Clause 8 Special Episode: IP Attorney Amit Soussana Taken Hostage by Terrorists in Gaza

Amit Soussana is an IP attorney at one of Israel’s leading IP firms, Luzzato and Luzzatto. She is also one of more than 240 people – including babies, children, women, the elderly, and the disabled – who were brutally taken hostage by terrorists from Gaza on October 7. More than 40 days later, almost all of them are still being held hostage.

Kfir Luzzatto, the senior partner of Amit’s law firm, joins Clause 8 to talk about his story on that horrific day, Amit, the ongoing horror that families are experiencing, and the urgent efforts to increase awareness.

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“Amit is one that connects with everybody. So, it’s very heartfelt in the firm and everywhere. I get phone calls. Many people will know her because she worked in the firm. And I get phone calls every day from people saying, ‘Oh, I just heard; I’m in shock.’”

Impact of October 7

“I kept pretty busy because many of my employees lived in the affected areas. So, they had to leave. Some of them barely escaped with their lives. Others were a little more fortunate and got away in time. But they were and they still are, some of them, scattered all over Israel because they cannot go back to where they live.”

Israel’s Fight for the Hostages

“We need to trust that the [Israeli] government and the army are doing everything possible [to bring the hostages home]. And I’m sure they are . . . I have absolutely no doubt that they’re doing everything that is humanly possible. So, I think we need to support them in that and let them do their job…. It’s different when you have a war where you have a choice—we don’t have a choice. It’s live or die, essentially, and we’re not planning on dying, so we have to go on and win this war.”

“What’s happening to Amit herself is horrific, but what’s happening to her family is no less horrific. The families that are not hostages are no less hostages…. People tend to forget that the families are victims.”


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5 comments so far.

  • [Avatar for JMB Davis Ben-David]
    JMB Davis Ben-David
    December 14, 2023 11:35 pm

    I really enjoyed reading this blog. The content is so informative and useful. Thanks for sharing it.

  • [Avatar for David Lewis]
    David Lewis
    November 23, 2023 01:53 pm

    Regarding the volume of antisemitic demonstrations, I think that some people just have an underlying need for hatred (perhaps they have had relay bad childhoods), and Jews and other minorities are just an excuse for where to target their hatred.

  • [Avatar for KenF]
    November 22, 2023 08:41 am


  • [Avatar for Anon]
    November 21, 2023 11:56 am

    Mr. Rountree,

    In a nutshell: Activist Privilege.

  • [Avatar for Robert Rountree]
    Robert Rountree
    November 21, 2023 08:07 am

    I agree. Both hostages and death are a direct result of an unprovoked act of terrorism on 10/7/23. But the volume of anti semitic demonstrations against Israel is equally amazing. What or who motivates these demonstrators?

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