Israel Rescues Four Hostages in Largest Operation Since Gaza War Began

Israel successfully rescued four hostages captured in a Hamas-led attack on October 7, in a special daytime operation in Nuseirat. This is the largest such operation since the Israel-Hamas war began. International pressure mounts on Israel to limit civilian casualties as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken plans a Middle East visit.


PTI | Jerusalem | Updated: 08-06-2024 17:35 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 17:35 IST
Israel Rescues Four Hostages in Largest Operation Since Gaza War Began
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In a significant development amidst the ongoing conflict, Israel announced on Saturday that it successfully rescued four hostages who were kidnapped during a Hamas attack on October 7. The operation, which took place in Nuseirat, marks the largest hostage recovery since the Israel-Hamas war began.

The Israeli army identified the rescued hostages as Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv. They were found in two different locations within Nuseirat during a complex daytime operation.

The conflict that erupted on October 7 has seen Hamas kidnapping around 250 hostages, with about half released in a cease-fire in November. Israel states that over 130 hostages remain, with significant debates ongoing within the country on how to secure their release. As international pressure intensifies to minimize civilian casualties, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to return to the Middle East next week, seeking to reignite stalled cease-fire negotiations.

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