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    Israeli Woman Held Captive by Hamas for 245 Days Freed in Daring IDF Operation


    Israeli Woman Held Captive by Hamas for 245 Days Freed in Daring IDF Operation

    In a dramatic turn of events, 26-year-old Israeli citizen Noa Argamani has been rescued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) after enduring 245 days of captivity at the hands of Palestinian group Hamas. Ms. Argamani was abducted from the Nova music festival on October 7 last year, where chaos ensued as Hamas launched a coordinated attack on Israel.

    The festival, initially a celebration of music and youth, quickly descended into terror as Hamas militants seized Ms. Argamani and her boyfriend, Avinatan Or. The shocking incident was captured on viral video, showing Ms. Argamani being forcibly taken into Gaza on a motorcycle amid cries for help.

    During her long captivity, Ms. Argamani’s family faced additional hardship as her mother, Liora, battled terminal brain cancer. The news of her rescue brought immense relief and joy to her loved ones, with her father, Yaakov, describing it as the best birthday gift he could receive.

    The daring IDF rescue operation took place in Nuseirat, central Gaza, also freeing three other hostages – Andrey Kozlov, Almog Meir Jan, and Shlomi Ziv. The successful mission was met with celebrations in “Hostage Square” in central Tel Aviv, where thousands gathered to show solidarity and demand the release of remaining captives.

    Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Isaac Herzog personally congratulated Ms. Argamani on her safe return, emphasizing the unwavering commitment to securing the release of all hostages.

    The conflict between Israel and Hamas, marked by deadly attacks and hostage situations, has resulted in significant loss of life and ongoing tensions in the region. While this rescue brings hope, efforts continue to address the broader issues underlying the conflict.

    Sources By Agencies

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