Yesterday, in a joint IDF, ISA and Israel Police (YAMAM Counter-Terror Unit) complex special daytime operation in Nuseirat in the central Gaza Strip, four Israeli hostages were rescued: Noa Argamani (25), Almog Meir Jan (21), Andrey Kozlov (27), and Shlomi Ziv (40). All four were abducted by the Hamas terrorist organization from the Nova Music Festival on October 7th, 2023.

The hostages were rescued in a joint IDF, ISA and YAMAM forces operation from two separate locations in the heart of Nuseirat.

The four are in good medical condition and have been transferred to the Sheba Tel-HaShomer Medical Center for further medical examinations.

The security forces will continue to make every effort to bring the hostages home.

Sara Netanyahu, yesterday evening, spoke with Yaakov Argamani, the father of Noa Argamani, who was freed and returned home in a heroic military operation.

Yaakov Argamani said: “Thank G-d. I thanked the Prime Minister and I thank you. He promised that he would take action and he did. We have a strong and courageous Prime Minister. With G-d’s help, I believe that the Prime Minister, with our army, will bring all of our hostages.”

Sara Netanyahu replied: “Amen. With G-d’s help, the Prime Minister will return all of our hostages. Noa entered all of our hearts, and the hearts of our children. I, and our entire family, embrace you, and your wife Liora. I am pleased that Liora was able to embrace Noa. I pray for her well-being and wish her a full recovery. I love her so much. She is an amazing woman and I am overjoyed for her and for you.”

At the conclusion of the operation, when it was conveyed that all four of the hostages were rescued from captivity and have safely arrived in Israel, the Prime Minister thanked the Minister of Defense, the IDF Chief of Staff, the Director of the Israel Security Agency and the team that oversaw the operation.

Prime Minister Netanyahu said:

“The entire nation salutes you and the courageous fighters who today risked their lives in order to save lives. Yet again you have proven that Israel does not surrender to terrorism and acts with boundless valor and resourcefullness to return home our hostages.
We are obligated to do the same in the future. We will not relent until we complete the mission and return all our hostages home, both the living and the deceased”.

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