Hostages Rescued: 116 Still Held – IDF Operation in Gaza Leaves 100+ Dead

Gaza City, Gaza Strip — Four hostages were rescued in a daring operation in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, according to Israel’s military. The Palestinian officials reported more than 100 casualties from strikes in the same region.

The hostages, Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv, were saved by Israeli military, intelligence, and special forces from two different locations in Nuseirat. They were kidnapped from the Nova music festival on October 7, as disclosed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Following the rescue, all four hostages were found to be in good medical condition and were transferred to the ‘Sheba’ Tel-HaShomer Medical Center for further medical assessments. The news of the operation came amidst heavy shelling and artillery fire in Nuseirat and other central Gaza areas.

A total of at least 107 individuals lost their lives due to the activities in Nusairat, Deir al-Balah, and al-Zawaideh on Saturday, as confirmed by a spokesperson at the Al-Aqsa Martyrs hospital in Deir al-Balah.

Hostage rescues are infrequent occurrences, with this operation marking the third successful one. Noa Argamani, one of the hostages, had become a symbol of the October 7 attacks after a video showed her being abducted by Hamas fighters along with her boyfriend.

The families of the rescued hostages expressed relief and gratitude, with emotional reunions captured in videos after their release. The Israeli military continues its efforts to free hostages taken during the October 7 attacks, with 116 still unaccounted for and at least 41 confirmed to have lost their lives.