Four Israeli hostages freed during raid in central Gaza

Four Israelis held hostage by Hamas were freed in a daring raid in central Gaza on Saturday.

Noa Argamani, 25, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andri Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40, were all rescued, the Israel Defense Forces said after the mission, the BBC reported.

The hostages were rescued during a “complex” operation at two locations in Nuseirat, central Gaza, the IDF said. They are the first rescued since two others were freed during a raid in February.

Israel says that another 130 hostages remain in Gaza, though a high percentage of them could be dead as a result of deprivation from captivity.

Noa Argamani, an Israeli hostage kidnapped by Hamas, smiling with her hand on her face
Noa Argamani, one of Israel’s hostages in Gaza was rescued Saturday. via REUTERS

IDF troops in military uniforms conducting security measures on the Gaza shore in preparation for a humanitarian aid delivery
The four hostages were rescued during a Saturday raid by the IDF in Central Gaza. IDF

Video of Argamani embracing her father after being reunited was broadcast by Israel News 12.

Footage of Argamani had been dragged into Gaza by Hamas terrorists circulated widely after their Oct 7 attack in the country. More recently Argamani had been featured in propaganda videos broadcast by the group.

The Saturday raid is the largest single recovery of hostages captured by Hamas, brining the total number of rescued up to seven.

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