Israeli forces rescue 4 hostages who are in ‘good medical condition’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Israel Defense Forces freed four hostages from two locations within the Nuseirat refugee camp in Central Gaza on Saturday, the IDF announced.

Shlomi Ziv, 40; Almong Meir Jan, 21; Andrey Kozlov, 27; and Noa Argamani, 25; were liberated from Hamas captors who kidnapped them during the Oct. 7 attack on the Nova Music Festival in Israel. Three other hostages were previously rescued.

Argamani’s Hamas captors posted a viral video of Argamani being placed on the back of a motorcycle and taken into Gaza by her kidnappers during the attack. She was attending the music festival with her boyfriend, who also was kidnapped.

Last month, Hamas published video featuring the voice of Argamani in which she urged Israel to bring about her release.

On Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Argamani, who said in the call: ‘I haven’t spoken Hebrew in a very long time,’ after Netanyahu asked how she was feeling.

‘For one moment, we haven’t given up on you. I don’t know if you believed it, but we had full belief,’ Netanyahy said.

The IDF, special forces and Israeli intelligence rescued the four hostages during the operation as heavy artillery fire occurred.

‘They are in good medical condition and have been transferred to the ‘Sheba’ Tel-HaShomer Medical Center for further medical examinations,’ the IDF announced…”

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