IDF Releases Helmet Cam Footage of Hostage Rescue

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Monday released footage of a daring nighttime raid to rescue two Israeli hostages in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

In addition to the aerial footage, the IDF produced footage of various stages of the attack, as well as images attached to the helmets of hostages Fernando Simon Marman, 61, and Louis Ha, 70, showing the moment they boarded the plane. The camera footage taken was also released. The helicopter arrived at a temporary landing site in Gaza and was airlifted to a hospital in Israel.

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The rescue shocked Israel and boosted morale after four months of fighting with the Palestinian terror group Hamas. Hamas launched a brutal terrorist attack inside Israel on October 7, killing around 1,200 people, the majority of them civilians.

The surgery took about an hour. Israeli special forces needed to enter a crowded area of ​​the Gaza Strip, where the IDF was not yet active, without being detected. Eliminate the terrorists guarding the prisoners. Once Hamas realized the rescue, it would defeat the terrorist forces that fought the IDF. Safely evacuate hostages from Gaza. Then the special forces are withdrawn again.

Both freed hostages are Israelis of Argentine descent. Their rescue comes days after Argentine President Javier Millei visited Israel, prayed at several holy sites, visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and toured some of the sites of the October 7 attack. It was conducted.

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