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  • CNN Criticized for Calling Israeli Hostage Rescue a ‘Release’ | Video

    06/11/2024 3:24:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    CNN drew criticism online on Saturday after the cable news network described the Israeli military’s rescue of four hostages Saturday as a hostage “release” rather than a “rescue.” The four hostages had been kidnapped by the terrorist group Hamas from the Nova music festival on Oct. 7. The term “hostage release” was shown in CNN’s chyron with the network’s anchor Victor Blackwell using it himself, before making a correction since Hamas did not intentionally release the hostages. After discussing a scheduled press conference by Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz, Blackwell said, “That was postponed because of the release today...
  • IDF Rescued New Hostages From the Heart of Hamaz! Everything Revealed! Operation Arnon! (Amazing rescue of 4 more hostages).

    06/10/2024 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    YT ^ | 6/9/2024 | Raptor News
    The commander of the team who rescued the hostages was killed in the operation. The operation was named after him, "Arnon".
  • ‘Hero of Israel’: Thousands pay last respects to officer killed in hostage rescue op

    06/09/2024 11:56:56 PM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 6/9/24 | TOI Staff
    Arnon Zmora’s widow eulogizes ‘a sweet man full of laughter, sensitivity and compassion’; in tearful tribute, uncle of rescued hostage says families have ‘unbreakable alliance’ Thousands of mourners, among them family members of hostages held in Gaza, flocked to Jerusalem on Sunday to attend the funeral of Arnon Zmora, the police counter-terror officer killed Saturday during an operation that rescued four captives from central Gaza. Zmora, an officer of the elite Yamam counter-terrorism unit, was shot and critically injured by Hamas terrorists guarding three of the four hostages. He succumbed to his wounds shortly upon arriving at a hospital in...
  • Hostages were forced to read the Quran (bas#ards!)

    06/09/2024 10:50:17 PM PDT · by Words Matter · 18 replies
    Hostages were forced to read the Quran. Hostages who were rescued from captivity on Saturday say that the terrorists forced them to read the Quran and learn Islamic rulings.
  • IDF says rescued hostages were held at the home of a Gaza journo who wrote for Al Jazeera

    06/09/2024 6:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/09/2024 | Monica Showalter
    A gander at Al Jazeera's website reveals a strong bias for the 'Israel-bad, Palestinians-victims' party line so dear to Hamas.But mere bias may be the least of this Qatari-financed news agency's issues.The Israeli Defense Forces says that one of its contributors, Abdallah Aljamal, was actually holding three hostages rescued on Saturday by Israeli commandos inside his Gaza home as a trusted Hamas operative. His father, a doctor, was holding the other one, Noa Argamani, the female hostage who was rescued with the other three.According to the New York Post:A Gaza journalist who wrote for Al Jazeera was holding three hostages...
  • Gaza journalist who wrote for Al Jazeera was holding 3 hostages in home with family, Israel says

    06/09/2024 11:38:20 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/09/2024 | Ronny Reyes
    A Gaza journalist who wrote for Al Jazeera was holding three hostages in his home with his family before he was killed by Israeli commandos during a rescue operation on Saturday, according to the Israeli military. Abdallah Aljamal, who also worked as a spokesman for the Hamas-run labor ministry, was killed when special forces soldiers stormed his home in central Gaza and rescued hostages Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andri Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 41, the Israeli military said. Aljamal’s death was originally reported by Rami Abdu, the head of the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, who claimed Israel Defense Forces...
  • Biden’s and Democrats’ policies encourage hostage-taking

    06/09/2024 11:02:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Jun, 2024 | Dov Perel
    Going back to Carter, the Democrats never grasp that, if you negotiate with hostage-takers, you get more hostages. In Joe Biden’s proposed agreement to end The Israeli Military Offensive (and Defensive) actions, he puts releasing the hostages as the third stage in his preferred sequences of events. For Biden, now and before October 7, 2023, releasing the hostages has been a very low priority. Evidently, terrorist activities are rewarded, not punished. When the world was stable (before Joe Biden), Western nations, including America, understood that negotiating with terrorists was not an option. The reason for this rule of thumb is...
  • Gaza journalist held 3 hostages in his home with his family before he was killed, Israeli military says

    06/09/2024 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2024 | By Ronny Reyes
    A Gaza journalist was holding three hostages in his home with his family before he was killed by Israeli commandos during a rescue operation on Saturday, according to the Israeli military. Abdallah Aljamal, who also worked as a spokesman for the Hamas-run labor ministry, was killed when special forces soldiers stormed his home in central Gaza and rescued hostages, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andri Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 41 …
  • Four living hostages are back in Israel, and the Hamas lovers are furious

    06/09/2024 4:53:34 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8 Jun, 2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Since October 7, Hamas has had the choice to return the hostages and end the war. It refused, and now its supporters are horrified that Hamas and Co. are paying a price. Since October 7, Hamas has had the choice to return the hostages and end the war. It refused, and now its supporters are horrified that Hamas members, both in uniform and civilians. are paying a price. In 2005, Israel withdrew from Gaza, leaving the region Judenrein (“Jew free,” as the Nazis liked to say) and without an Israeli military presence. There was no occupation. Gazans promptly—and overwhelmingly—elected Hamas,...
  • Jake Sullivan denies claims that US gave Israel military help to rescue hostages from Gaza

    06/09/2024 9:36:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    Nypost ^ | 06/09/2024 | Ryan King
    National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan denied that the US provided direct military assistance during Israel’s operation that rescued four hostages from the Nuseirat refugee camp Saturday. Sullivan acknowledged that the US did provide the Israel Defense Forces with general intelligence as it has done throughout the Israel-Hamas war, but was adamant that the US was not involved in the operation. “One thing I can say is that there were no US forces, no US boots on the ground involved in this operation. We did not participate militarily in this operation,” Sullivan told CNN’s “State of the Union” in a pretaped...
  • Francesca Albanese calls rescue of 4 hostages 'genocidal'

    06/08/2024 11:50:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/24 | Gary Willig
    United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories Francesca Albanese criticized Israel for the operation in which Noa Argamani (25), Almog Meir Jan (21), Andrey Kozlov (27), and Shlomi Ziv (40), four of the hostages who were kidnapped from the Nova music festival on October 7, were rescued. "Relieved that four hostages have been released," Albanese wrote on X, using the word 'released' instead of the more accurate 'rescued.' However, she claimed, "It should not have come at the expense of at least 200 Palestinians, including children, killed and over 400 injured by Israel...
  • Israeli woman was held captive by Al Jazeera journalist – report

    06/09/2024 5:38:12 AM PDT · by gunsmithkat · 26 replies
    World Isread News ^ | June 8th, 2024 | David Rosenberg
    An Israeli woman taken hostage by Hamas terrorists during the invasion of southwestern Israel on October 7th was held captive in the home of an Al Jazeera reporter, according to a report Sunday.
  • Noa Argamani was held in Al Jazeera reporter's apartment.

    06/09/2024 5:27:54 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 22 replies
    Arab journalist Abdallah Aljamal killed while reportedly attempting to prevent the rescue of a female hostage he held captive in his apartment.
  • CNN under fire for a shocking mistake when reporting on Israel's daring rescue of four hostages from Hamas (released not rescued)

    06/08/2024 10:54:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9 2024 | JAMES GORDON
    CNN has come under fire for its use of language in its reporting of the rescue of four hostages held by Hamas since October, in a raid in Gaza on Saturday. During an interview discussing the hostage rescue operation a headline appeared on the screen stating the hostages had been 'released' as opposed to having been 'rescued'. On-air, news anchor Victor Blackwell was interviewing Ian Bremmer of Eurasia Group - although neither of the men used the word 'release' in their discussion.
  • Inside one of the ‘most complicated hostage rescue missions in history’ that saved four captured Israelis

    06/08/2024 8:44:57 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | olivia LandJune 8, 2024
    Basically, they were keeping the hostages in couple of residential buildings, constantly moving them and never keeping them all in the same apartment. Incidentally, is it typical for a lieutenant colonel to be first through the door?
  • How They Did It—Inside the Israelis' Daring Raid to Rescue Hamas Hostages

    06/08/2024 7:31:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/08/2024 | Bob Hoge
    As we reported, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), along with Israel's intelligence agency ISA, ran a dramatic rescue operation Saturday deep in Gaza to rescue four Israeli hostages held by the terrorist Hamas organization. The IDF is now releasing new details about the daring operation, calling it a "high-risk, complex mission" that was "surgical" in its precision. They had planned for weeks:The mission was planned for weeks using "precise intelligence" and took place at around 11 a.m. local time in the heart of Nuseirat in central Gaza, according to Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari of the IDF.Officers of the National Police special...
  • The rescued hostages were held in civilian homes of families affiliated w/ Hamas / its terrorists guarding the houses. So tell again about those magical ‘civilians’ in Gaza"

    06/08/2024 5:04:46 PM PDT · by Freeleesy · 23 replies
    Arsen Ostrovsky ^ | June 9, 2024
    IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari has confirmed the rescued hostages were held in civilian homes of families affiliated with Hamas and that Hamas terrorists were guarding the houses.
  • Biden Administration Calls for Negotiations, Ceasefire After Israel Rescues 4 Hostages

    06/08/2024 10:52:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/08/2024 | ELIZABETH WEIBEL
    The Biden administration has called for Israel and Hamas to engage in negotiations and ceasefire talks after the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) rescued four hostages. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan released a statement addressing the news that the IDF, Israel Security Agency (ISA), and the Israeli police had conducted a joint operation rescuing four hostages, who had been taken by Hamas on October 7, 2023, from the Supernova Music Festival. Sullivan noted in his statement that the United States government was “supporting all efforts to secure the release” of the remaining hostages held by Hamas, and went on...
  • Israel rescues 4 hostages kidnapped in Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack. At least 94 Palestinians are killed

    06/08/2024 7:36:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2024 | BY SAM MEDNICK, JACK JEFFREY AND WAFAA SHURAFA
    DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Saturday rescued four hostages who were kidnapped in the Hamas-led attack on Oct. 7, the largest such recovery operation since the war began. At least 94 Palestinians including children were killed as heavy fighting continued around the sites in central Gaza, the Health Ministry said. Saturday’s hostage recovery operation brings the total of rescued captives to seven. Two men were rescued in February and a woman was rescued in the aftermath of the October attack. Israeli troops have recovered at least 16 bodies of hostages, according to the government. The latest rescue...
  • The moment the world feared would never happen: Freed Hamas hostage Noa, 26, embraces her father after eight months of hell before enjoying a Coca Cola and call from Netanyahu… but now all she wants is to be reunited with her dying mother

    06/08/2024 7:55:21 AM PDT · by week 71 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/8/24 | James Reynolds
    Noa Argamani returned to the arms of her father today after 245 days spent in dire captivity in the beleaguered Gaza Strip. Noa, who was taken hostage by Hamas on the back of a motorcycle on October 7, was among four hostages rescued in a dramatic firefight with IDF forces earlier today. Emotional scenes showed Noa, 26, reunited with her father on his birthday - the first time in more than half a year that they had seen each other since her capture from the Supernova Music Festival.