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Two Israeli hostages have been rescued alive during a joint IDF and Israel Police operation in Rafah overnight, military and security officials have announced.

The hostages were identified as Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Louis Har (70), who were kidnapped by Hamas on October 7th from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak.

Initial reports suggest they were being held by Hamas terrorists on the second floor of a Rafah building when they were rescued by Shayetet-13 commandos who snuck into the structure, which was surrounded by Hamas fighters. An Israel Air Force helicopter reportedly fired upon terrorists who attempted to stop the rescue forces and hostages from exiting. The entire operation took approximately an hour.

They are both in good medical condition, and were transferred for medical examination at the Sheba Tel Hashomer hospital, officials said.

“Security forces will continue to operate with all means in order to return the hostages home,” they added.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

8 Responses

  1. If only the state was run al pi halacha, then the great zchus of pikuach nefesh could have belonged to more bnei yeshiva. When we should say הכל יוצאין אפילו חתן מחדרו וכלה מחופתה, instead we only ask that some parts of the population leave their families, their jobs, and risk their lives to protect am yisroel. It’s one thing in an eis shalom to allow many mediocre bochrim to dodge their responsibility to protect the country that supports them, nicha, but in an eis milchoma?! I hope that many of our best will one day make the IDF and their country proud, with their ספרא וסייפא.

  2. If the state was run al pi halacha, there wouldn’t be such a problem participating in its Army, since it would be Our Army protecting Our State run by Our (Torah) values. Just like we are moser nefesh for our other values, we would also be moser nefesh for defense.

    The existing secular state, the one that rioted for six months against the mere khashad of Holiness entering its systems, is not deserving of our tfilos, of our zchuyos, of our blood. It is as legitimate as the British Mandate or Turkish Empire.

  3. sorry judge but u got it all mixed up first u have 2 maybe kill all the terrorists so that they won’t kill us anymore and only then can u rescue the hostages

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