Israeli forces rescue four hostages from Gaza Strip

Published date08 June 2024
AuthorGlobes correspondent
Publication titleGlobes (Rishon LeZion, Israel)
Yamam officer Arnon Zemora was severely wounded in the operation and died of his wounds in hospital

The hostages were rescued from two sites a few hundred meters apart in Nuseirat in the center of the Gaza Strip. The raids on the buildings themselves were carried out by Yamam and the Israel Security Agency, with the IDF providing covering fire from the ground and the air. Hamas has claimed that large numbers of non-combatants were killed and injured in the operation.

"The was a daring operation in broad daylight," said IDF Spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari. "In the course of it, the fighters raided two different buildings in the heart of the Gaza Strip. Under fire, they recued the four hostages and attacked threats to our forces in the area. Obtaining the intelligence for this operation was a vey complicated operation in itself.

"Alongside the great joy, we will continue to do everything to bring back to us the 120 remaining hostages," Hagari continued. "The message to Hamas is clear: we are very determined to bring the hostages back home, and we will do so in every possible way."

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant said: "Noa, Almog, Andrey, and Shlomi, how good it is that you are with us. Our fighters succeeded in freeing four hostages from Hamas captivity and bringing the home to Israel. I followed the complex operation from the command room. The forces of the IDF, the Israel...

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