Fernando Marman and Louis Norberto Hartwo Argentines who remained hostages of the fundamentalist and terrorist group Hamas, fThey were released during a night mission carried out in the early hours of this Monday, as revealed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Official information indicates that both are in good health.
The Argentine Government became aware of the information through diplomatic sources, learned Clarion this morning. In fact, after hearing the news, The Office of President Javier Milei made a publication about it on his X account, formerly Twitter.
“The Office of the President thanks the Israeli Defense Forces, the Shabak and the Israeli Police for successfully completing the rescue of the Argentines Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Louis Har (70), who had been kidnapped since last October 7 by the terrorist group Hamas,” was read in the first paragraph of the message.
Then, he added: “During his visit to the State of Israel, President Javier Milei reiterated to President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the request for the release of each of the Argentine hostagesand continues to firmly maintain its condemnation of Hamas terrorism.” The presidential spokesperson also tweeted something similar, Manuel Adorni.
The Office of the President thanks the Israeli Defense Forces, the Shabak and the Israeli Police for having successfully completed the rescue of the Argentines Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Louis Har (70), who had been kidnapped since last October 7 for the group…
— Office of the President (@OPRArgentina) February 12, 2024
marman and Har are part of the more than 240 hostages that the terrorist group took in its savage attack on October 7in which 1,200 people were murdered in Israeli territory.
Since then, Israel has fought a tough battle in Gaza Strip against the group that until then governed the Palestinian territory. The war conflict has already ended more than 26,000 deadaccording to Palestinian health organizations.
He Shin Bet (which is the secret service of the Hebrew State), the Israeli Defense Forces and the special police forces carried out a joint operation on Monday morning in the Middle East to free the two Hamas hostages.
Was in the heart of Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, where Israel is carrying out a strong offensive.
It was in a special operation. In the video you can see the helicopter arriving with both of them at the Sheba hospital in the city of Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv.
According to the Israeli press, the operation that ended successfully with the release of the two Argentine hostages began with dozens of airstrikes against Hamas’ Shabura battalion. It was reported that this was so that they would not understand the true objective of rescuing the hostages.
According to what is known, two relatives of the Argentines had been previously released, during the exchange of hostages from November 23 to 30. Both Marman and Har had been kidnapped from the Nir Yitzhak kibbutz, where they had gone to visit Clara Marman, also kidnapped by Hamas and released at the end of November.
The kibbutz of Nir Yitzchak stands on a agricultural area of the richest In Israel. It is estimated that Hamas murdered around 60 people there on the fateful October 7.
“The operation had been planned for a while, but had been continually cancelled”indicated the Jerusalem Post.
And he added: “The hostages They had been held in an apartment on the second floor of a heavily guarded building, as well as additional guards in the building next door”
The special forces entered the building, and according to Israeli information, there were Hamas terrorists around.
The Israeli air force attacked when Hamas militants tried to intercept the rescuers.
Marman and Har They were taken by military helicopter to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan.
Two Israeli hostages rescued during a night mission in Rafah:
During a joint operation between the IDF, the Shabak and the Israeli police, two Israeli hostages from Kibbutz Nir Yitshak were rescued: Fernando Simón Marman (60) and Louis Har (70).
— FDI (@FDIonline) February 12, 2024
Other Argentines remain hostages in Gaza, among them the baby Kfir Bibas, his two parents and his little brother Ariel. The four are the face of the moving and tragic stories of the terrorist group’s hostages.
At the end of November, Hamas freed six captives of Argentine origin who were held in Gaza. They were Karina Engelbert and her two daughters, Mika and Yuval Angel, 18 and 10 years old, respectively; and Sharon Cunio, of Israeli nationality and married to an Argentinean plus her two daughters, Julie and Emma Cunio, both three years old.
The situation in Rafah
Rafah is the largest urban center in Loop on the border with Egypt. But it is a place where One and a half million Palestinians are crowded nearby, the majority internally displaced.
Your situation is a humanitarian disaster which worsened with Israel’s attacks on the terrorist group that dominated the Strip.
In this sense, the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister, Yoav Gallant, They fight a duel with the international community that is pressing for the risk faced by the civilian population due to the Israeli advance on Rafah.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, asked Netanyahu refrain from an attack on Rafah without a plan to protect civilians.
“Those who say that under no circumstances should we enter Rafah “They’re basically saying let’s lose the war.” to Hamas, Netanyahu told ABC News.
Israeli troops They are fighting in the area of Khan Yunis and a ground attack on Rafah is comingwhere a large part of the population of the entire Gaza Strip takes refuge today.