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Israeli Security Forces Announce They Freed Soldier Held Hostage in Gaza in Overnight Operation
Red State ^ | 10/30/2023 | Bob Hoge

Posted on 10/30/2023 9:18:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Finally, some good news coming out of the Middle East—Israel's security forces on Monday announced that they'd free a soldier who had been held hostage by Hamas since their October 7 terror attacks. The Israeli Defense Forces said the soldier, Pvt. Ori Megidish, was rescued in an overnight information in Gaza, but they did not provide further details.

She was reportedly in good condition and has been reunited with her family:

The moment Ori Megidish, who was kidnapped by Hamas on 7/10 was reunited with her grandmother ❤️

We will do everything we can to bring the rest of our families home.— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) October 30, 2023

Although security forces did not go into any great detail about the operation, they did report that it had been in the works for some time and that no Israeli soldiers were wounded in the effort:

Megidish was an observation soldier, taken hostage by Hamas when terrorists stormed the Nahal Oz base over three weeks ago.

The Shin Bet and IDF were not expected to reveal further information on how Megidish was rescued from Hamas captivity, to prevent harm to future operations.

Megidish was believed to have been held alone, though other members of her unit were captured by Hamas in the October 7 onslaught. In total, at least 243 civilians and soldiers were kidnapped that day, of whom four have been released by Hamas.

The operation was planned several days in advance and it is believed that during the overnight activity, Hamas showed resistance.

However, no members of Israeli security forces were reported hurt.

Celebrations broke out in her hometown of Kiryat Gat when news of her rescue came out. There are several videos of her happy family and of residents in the area of the southern city rejoicing outside her home: 

חגיגות בקריית גת אחרי שחרור התצפיתנית אורי מגידיש מהשבי@ShaIsrael2— גלצ (@GLZRadio) October 30, 2023

Unfortunately, not all the hostage news is good, as Hamas released a video of three captives in an apparent pressure campaign against the Jewish state. The women appeared to be unharmed but looked terrified:

The women who appeared in the video are likely to have been filmed under duress. The Geneva conventions prohibit the taking of hostages.

The video description provided by Hamas said: “A number of Zionist prisoners held by al-Qassam send a message to Netanyahu and the Zionist government.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his heart was with the three hostages:

Prime Minister Netanyahu:

"To Yelena Trupanob, Daniel Aloni and Rimon Kirsht, who were abducted by Hamas, which is committing war crimes. I embrace you. Our hearts are with you and the other the captives.

We are doing everything to bring home all of the captives and missing."— Prime Minister of Israel (@IsraeliPM) October 30, 2023

Here is a photo of the captives:

Hamas still has over 200 hostages, held in clear violation of international law. At least they have one less today.

TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: gaza; idf; rescue; soldier

1 posted on 10/30/2023 9:18:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The soldier that was rescued is 19 years old. May she regain her comfort & joy in life!

2 posted on 10/30/2023 9:29:52 PM PDT by JayGalt (A proud slave must be broken before the contagion spreads. Ever was it thus.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course Hamas is claiming they released her...

3 posted on 10/31/2023 12:15:12 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings )
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