Israeli Forces Rescue Four Hostages From Gaza

During a “complex” IDF/Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) daytime operation, the forces recovered from Hamas captivity Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40

All four were abducted by Hamas terrorists from the Supernova music festival during the Oct. 7 massacre.

The freed hostages are in good medical condition and being monitored at Sheba Medical Center.

Argamani, who was five days short of her 26th birthday when she was kidnapped, was in a different location in the Nuseirat camp than the three men when they were rescued

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a recording of a phone conversation between him and Argamani

“How do you feel?” asked the premier.

“I’m very excited,” replied Argamani. “I haven’t spoken Hebrew in such a long time.”

Added Netanyahu: “We did not give up on you for even one moment. I don’t know if you believed it, but we did and I’m happy that it it’s become a reality.”

Israeli authorities also released footage of Argamani, who has become one of the most recognizable Israeli hostages, reuniting with her father after 8 months in Hamas captivity.

“The heroic operation by the IDF that freed and brought home Noa Argamani, Shlomi Ziv, Andrey Kozlov and Almog Meir Jan is a miraculous triumph,” the Hostage and Missing Families Forum said.

“Now, with the joy that is washing over Israel, the Israeli government must remember its commitment to bring back all 120 hostages still held by Hamas—the living for rehabilitation, the murdered for burial. We continue to call upon the international community to apply the necessary pressure on Hamas to accept the proposed deal and release the other 120 hostages held in captivity; every day there is a day too far,” it added.

On Monday, the IDF announced that four Israeli men, including a dual British citizen, who were taken hostage by Hamas terrorists on Oct. 7 died in captivity in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip

“IDF officials informed the families of Haim Perry, Yoram Metzger, Amiram Cooper and Nadav Popelwell, who were brutally abducted to the Gaza Strip, that they are no longer alive and their bodies are being held by the Hamas terrorist organization,” the military said.

Earlier Monday, the IDF announced that the corpse of Dolev Yehud, an Israeli paramedic murdered by Hamas terrorists during the assault on Kibbutz Nir Oz, had been located inside the kibbutz grounds

Last month, Israeli forces recovered the bodies of Shani Louk, 22, Amit Bouskila, 28, Ron Benjamin, 53, and Itzhak Gelerenter, 56, during an overnight operation in Rafah in southern Gaza.

Also in May, Lior Rudaeff was declared exactly seven months after he was presumed to have been abducted by Hamas terrorists during the Oct. 7 massacre.

Days earlier, two more Israeli victims of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre were declared dead—Elyakim Libman, 23, a security guard at the Supernova music festival presumed to have been taken hostage but whose body was found in Israeli territory, and Dror Or, 49, who was kidnapped to Gaza from Kibbutz Be’eri

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