Israel Rescues Hostages in Daring Daylight Operation

Israel has rescued four hostages taken by Hamas in an October 7 attack, in a complex daytime operation in Nuseirat. This marks the largest recovery of captives since the war started, with a total of seven now freed. The issue remains divisive in Israel.

PTI | Jerusalem | Updated: 08-06-2024 16:21 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 16:21 IST
Israel Rescues Hostages in Daring Daylight Operation
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In a bold and complex daytime operation, the Israeli army has successfully rescued four hostages who were taken in a Hamas-led attack on October 7. Among the rescued are Noa Argamani, 25, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40. The rescue mission took place in two separate locations in the heart of Nuseirat.

Hamas had kidnapped approximately 250 hostages during the attack on southern Israel last month. While about half were released during a week-long ceasefire in November, more than 130 hostages remain. Sadly, around a quarter of these are feared dead.

Saturday's operation is significant as it marks the largest number of hostages rescued alive since the conflict began, bringing the total count of recovered captives to seven. However, the issue continues to deepen divisions within Israel as the nation grapples with the most effective way to secure the release of the remaining hostages.

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