Rafah Rescue Raid Operation “Yad Zahav” – What we know so far!
For all those, eg. Biden, Blinken and ‘Co…’ who have asked themselves why it is important to operate militarily in Rafah as well, just in case they miss it again, here is the answer:
‘There are live hostages there being held by terrorists…‘
Main points from IDF spokesman Brig. General Daniel Hagari
• This is a complex rescue operation under fire, based on sensitive intelligence. Professional and precise operation. There was an aerial shelling accompanied by a large wave of attacks. It is an operation that we had prepared and that we were waiting to bring together the conditions that would allow it to be carried out.
• From the moment the apartment was robbed, the Navy soldiers hugged Luis and Fernando and protected them with their bodies. The battle took place in many places. From 1:50 a.m., Aerial shelling from the Air Force began to operate to allow the force to cut contact and strike the Hamas terrorists in the area. The fighters took Luis and Fernando out of the apartment and rescued them under fire until they reached the safety zone.
• It was a very tense and very exciting evening. Such an operation was made possible thanks to the great sacrifice of the regular and reserve fighters who fell and were wounded during the fighting – without their sacrifice we would not have reached this moment .Even this morning, we do not forget for a moment that 134 kidnapped and kidnapped people are still detained in Gaza.
• The IDF spokesperson appeals to the abductees: “If you can hear me now, we are very determined to bring you home and we will not miss any opportunity to bring you home”
“This rescue mission underscores the importance of our ground operation in Gaza. We have a moral obligation to bring all our hostages home, an obligation that we will continue doing everything in our power to fulfill,” stated Rear Adm. Hagari
This is a developing story that HO1 will continue to monitor.
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