army releases four hostages, alive, in Gaza

army releases four hostages alive in Gaza

Four Israeli hostages, held by Hamas since October 7, 2023, were recovered during a “difficult” army operation in the Nousseirat camp, in the center of the Palestinian enclave. The Hostage Families Forum hails a “miraculous triumph”.

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With our correspondent in Jerusalem, Michael Paul

After hours of rumors, the Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the release of the four Israeli hostages. They were recovered by special forces in the Nousseirat camp, in the center of the Strip. Gaza. They were held in two separate sites. They are alive and in apparent good health, the army statement said.

Noa Argamani, a 25-year-old young woman and three men, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40, were kidnapped on October 7, 2023 during the Nova rave party. They have just been transported to a hospital near Tel Aviv and their families are there.

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This is the third time since the start of the war that Israeli army succeeds in freeing hostages alive. In total, three people were released. But there was no clarification on the exact conditions of the operation, nor on the number of victims.

Palestinian sources reported this Saturday morning of very significant strikes and fighting in this sector. The Minister Benny Gantzwho threatened to leave the government coalition, has just announced that his press conference planned for this Saturday evening has been canceled.

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