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Rescued hostages Fernando Simon Marman, Louis Har tearfully reunited with family

This heartwarming video captures the moment two rescued hostages were tearfully reunited with their loved ones after being held captive by Hamas terrorists for four months.

Brothers-in-law Fernando Simon Merman, 60, and Louis Herr, 70, were taken to the Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center on Sunday after being rescued from fatal injuries in an attack on a house in Rafah. He was seen hugging his relatives.

Mr. Merman appeared to be overcome with emotion and crying as his relatives wrapped him in his arms, as the man and his loved ones continued to wipe tears from their faces.

Relatives of the men were among the hostages released in November.

The men, both dual citizens of Argentina and Israel, were abducted from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak and taken to Gaza during the Hamas invasion on October 7, when the war between Israel and Hamas began.

They were rescued on Sunday when Israeli forces raided a house in Rafah, killing at least seven people.

On February 12, 2024, rescued Israeli-Argentine hostage Fernando Simon Marman is reunited with his family at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan. Israeli Army/AFP (via Getty Images)
Louis Haar was released during a special forces mission in Rafah, Gaza Strip. via Reuters

The Israel Defense Forces, which shared footage of the reunion, said both men were in good health.

Officials said the rescue operation relied on “accurate intelligence” as the area where the hostages were being held had been under surveillance “for some time”.

Explosives entered the building and reached the hostages after intense gunfire and air strikes.

On Sunday, Herr and Mirman had a tearful reunion with their loved ones after their rescue. via Reuters

Israeli planes, tanks and ships all took part in airstrikes that hit two mosques and several homes, residents told Reuters.

About 250 Israelis were taken hostage by Hamas terrorists after a cross-border raid last year, leaving about 1,200 dead.

The men were reunited with their families at Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Israel. via Reuters

More than 100 hostages were freed by Hamas during a week-long ceasefire in November, including Herr’s partner and Merman’s sister Clara Merman, another sister Gabriela Reinberg, and niece Mia Reinberg. It was done.

Israeli authorities believe that about 100 hostages remain in the Gaza Strip. Hamas also has the remains of about 30 other people killed on October 7 or who died in captivity.

The men were captured by Hamas on October 7 and have been held for more than four months. via Reuters

Since Israel launched retaliatory strikes in Gaza, its forces have killed 28,000 Palestinians, according to health officials in the region.

with post wire

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