IDF spokesman says 4 hostages rescued in ‘daring’ mission with forces ‘under fire’

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says the operation to rescue four hostages from Hamas captivity in central Gaza’s Nuseirat earlier today was “daring.”

He says hostages Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv were rescued by special forces while “under fire.”

“During the operation, we struck… threats to our forces in the area. These threats were struck from the land, air, and sea… in order for us to rescue the hostages,” he says.

Hagari also speaks briefly in English:

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