RESCUED: Argentine-born Louis Har, grandfather to ten

Part of extended Marman family which was largely released on November 28

Louis Har was taken hostage on October 7, 2023 by Hamas terrorists (Courtesy)
Louis Har was taken hostage on October 7, 2023 by Hamas terrorists (Courtesy)

Norberto Louis Har was rescued from captivity in Rafah in a daring military operation on February 12, 2024. This is the story of his capture:

Norberto Louis Har, 70, was taken hostage from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak to Gaza by Hamas terrorists on October 7, along with Louis’s partner, Clara Marman, 62, Clara’s brother Fernando Marman, 60, sister Gabriela Leimberg, 59 and Gabriela’s daughter, Mia Leimberg, 17.

Gabriela and Mia Leimberg, and Clara Marman, were released on November 28 as part of a temporary ceasefire deal brokered by Qatar and the United States between Hamas and Israel.

Clara’s partner, Norberto Louis Har remained in Gaza.

Clara, now back in Israel, has said that all five were kept together, and at one point, they were moved in a small car to Rafiah, “actually, very close to Nir Yitzhak,” she said. When she, Gabriela and Mia were released, they were sure that Louis and Fernando would be released next.

“We can’t abandon them,” said Clara.

The extended family of five were hiding in their sealed room that morning, trying to keep the heavy door jammed shut with a chair. When the terrorists arrived and shouted at them to leave the room, they were sure they were about to be killed.

Louis Har has four children, 10 grandchildren and is a lover of theater.

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