06-8-2024, 3:10 PM

Israel reports the rescue of 4 hostages in a Gaza operation

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The Israel Defense Forces, the security agency Shin Bet, and the Israeli police revealed in a joint statement that four Israeli captives who had been kidnapped by Hamas from a music festival during the terrorist organization's October 7 attack were freed on Saturday during a raid on the Nuseirat camp in central Gaza.

The Israel Defense operations (IDF) said on Saturday that Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv had been saved from two different places in Nuseirat by the Israeli military, intelligence, and special operations.

“They are in good medical condition and have been transferred to the ‘Sheba’ Tel-HaShomer Medical Center for further medical examinations,” the IDF added.

Daniel Hagari, an IDF spokesman, stated that IDF soldiers saved the four captives from two different buildings as part of a "high risk complex mission based on precise intelligence conducted in daylight."

The rescue occurred "while under fire inside the buildings, under fire on the way out of Gaza," according to Hagari, who also stated that Israeli forces had been training for the operation for weeks.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, declared that his country would not bow to terror and that it was using "creative and brave" means to free the hostages. "We will not let up until we complete the mission and return home all the hostages, both those alive and dead," Netanyahu stated.

"I followed the complex operation from the command and control center — IDF, ISA and Special Forces operated with extraordinary courage under heavy fire, and succeeded in completing their mission," Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant said after the announcement. "Israel's defense establishment will continue fighting until 120 hostages return home."

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