Israeli forces conduct surprise operation to free two Argentinian Hamas hostages

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) successfully rescued two Argentine hostages who had been kidnapped by Hamas, a terrorist group that governs the Palestinian territory in Gaza Strip, in a night mission carried out on Monday. The operation was a joint effort by Shin Bet, the Israeli Defense Forces, and special police forces.

Marian Simon Marman and Louis Har were among the 240 hostages taken by Hamas in its attack on October 7, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 people in Israeli territory. Since then, Israel has been engaged in a tough battle against Hamas in Gaza Strip. The war conflict has already ended with over 26,000 dead according to Palestinian health organizations.

The operation began with dozens of airstrikes against Hamas’ Shabura battalion to prevent them from understanding the true objective of rescuing the hostages. According to reports, two relatives of the Argentines had previously been released during an exchange of hostages from November 23 to 30. Both Marman and Har had been kidnapped from Nir Yitzhak kibbutz, where they had gone to visit Clara Marman, also kidnapped by Hamas and released at the end of November.

The kibbutz of Nir Yitzchak stands on one of Israel’s richest agricultural areas. It is estimated that Hamas murdered around 60 people there on October 7. The operation had been planned for some time but was continually canceled until it finally took place successfully on Monday morning. According to reports, both men were held captive in an apartment on the second floor of a heavily guarded building and additional guards nearby when they were rescued by military helicopters.

Argentina’s government was informed about the rescue through diplomatic sources and President Javier Milei made a public statement thanking Israel for their actions and condemning Hamas terrorism again during his visit to Israel earlier this month. Other Argentines remain hostage in Gaza Strip including baby Kfir Bibas and his family members Ariel and Julie Cunio who are still being held captive despite six captives being freed from Gaza earlier this month including four Argentines – Karina Engelbert with her two daughters Mika and Yuval Angel; Sharon Cunio with her two daughters Julie and Emma Cunio; all between three-to-ten years old respectively; Rafah is one of the largest urban centers in Gaza located near Egypt where over one million Palestinians are crowded together causing humanitarian disaster worsened with Israel’s attacks on terrorist group that dominated Strip as per Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defense minister Yoav Gallant fight duel with international community pressing for risk faced by civilian population due to Israeli advance Rafah

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