Fernando Marman and Louis Norberto Har, two Argentines who were held hostage by the fundamentalist and terrorist group Hamas, were freed 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 is aware of the information through diplomatic sources, he 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 having successfully completed the rescue of the Argentines Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Louis Har (70), who had been kidnapped since last December 7 October by the terrorist group Hamas,” read 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 hostages, and continues to firmly maintain his condemnation of Hamas terrorism. “.
Marman and Har are part of the more than 240 hostages that the terrorist group took in its savage attack on October 7, in which they murdered 1,200 people in Israeli territory. Since then, Israel has been fighting a tough battle in the Gaza Strip against the group that until then ruled the Palestinian territory.
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.
The Shin Bet, which is the secret service of the Hebrew state, the Israeli Defense Forces and special police forces carried out a joint operation on Monday morning in the Middle East to free the two Hamas hostages. It was in the heart of Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, where Israel is carrying out a strong offensive.
According to the Israeli press, the operation that freed the two Argentine hostages It 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 these hostages had been previously released during the hostage exchange from November 23 to 30. Both Marman and Har had been kidnapped at the Nir Yitzhak kibbutz, where they had gone to visit Clara Marman, also kidnapped by Hamas and released at the end of November.
“The operation had been planned for a while, but had been continually cancelled”, indicated the Jerusalem Post. He added: “The hostages had been held in an apartment on the second floor of a heavily guarded building, as well as by additional guards in the building next door.”
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
Special forces entered the building, and according to Israeli information, there were Hamas terrorists around. The Israeli air force attacked when Hamas militants attempted to attack rescuers.
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 released six hostages of Argentine origin who were being 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.