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Daring Night Mission Releases Two Argentines Captive by Hamas in Gaza: The Latest Victory for Israel in its Fight Against Terrorism


Feb 12, 2024
Israeli forces conduct surprise operation to free two Argentinian Hamas hostages

Two Argentines who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza have been released in a daring night mission carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The operation was a success and both men are now in good health.

The release of the two hostages, Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har, was made public by the IDF this morning. They had been kidnapped since October 7th and were part of a larger group of over 240 people taken captive by Hamas. Israel has been fighting against the terrorist organization for several months, with many innocent people caught in the crossfire.

The Shin Bet, Israeli Defense Forces, and special police forces worked together on this joint operation to free the hostages. It took place in Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, where Israel is currently carrying out a strong offensive. According to reports, two relatives of the Argentine hostages had previously been released as part of an exchange of hostages from November 23rd to 30th. Both Marman and Har were kidnapped from Nir Yitzhak kibbutz while visiting Clara Marman, another Argentinean who was also kidnapped but later released.

The Israeli press reported that two Hamas militants were killed during the rescue operation when they tried to intercept it. The helicopter carrying Marman and Har landed at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv. Other Argentineans remain captive in Gaza Strip, including baby Kfir Bibas and his family members Ariel and Yuval Angel. At least six other captives were previously freed from Gaza after being held there for several months as part of an exchange deal with Hamas.

Rafah is one of the largest urban centers on the border between Egypt and Gaza Strip where over 1.5 million Palestinians live, many of whom are internally displaced due to ongoing conflict between Hamas terrorists and Israeli forces. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that he will not stop fighting against Hamas until they agree to peace negotiations with Israelis or cease their attacks on civilians living in Israeli territory.

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