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Rescued hostages Fernando Simon Marman, Louis Har tearfully reunited with family

Heart-warming video captured the moment two rescued hostages were tearfully reunited with their loved ones after being held for four months by Hamas terrorists.

Brothers-in-law Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Har, 70, were seen embracing relatives at the Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center after their rescue Sunday during a deadly raid on a residential building in Rafah.

Marman appears to be overcome with tears as relatives wrap their arms around him, with both men and their loved ones continually wiping tears from their faces.

Some of the men’s relatives were among the hostages released in November.

The men, both Argentinian-Israeli dual citizens, were kidnapped and taken to Gaza from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak during Hamas’ Oct. 7 incursion, which started the war between Israel and Hamas.

They were rescued Sunday as Israeli soldiers raided a residential building in Rafah, where at least seven others were killed.

Rescued Israeli-Argentinian hostage Fernando Simon Marman reunites with his family at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Ramat Gan on Feb. 12, 2024. Israeli Army/AFP via Getty Images
Louis Har was freed in a special forces mission in Rafah, Gaza. via REUTERS

Both men are in good medical condition, according to the Israel Defense Forces, which shared footage of their reunion.

Officials said the rescue mission relied on “precise intelligence” as the area where the hostages were held had been under surveillance for “some time.”

The hostages were reached after an explosive breached the building and a heavy exchange of gunfire and airstrikes were carried out.

Har and Marman shared a tearful reunion with loved ones Sunday following their rescue. via REUTERS

Israeli planes, tanks and ships all took part in the strikes that hit two mosques and multiple houses, residents told Reuters.

About 250 Israelis were taken hostage by Hamas terrorists following their cross-border surprise assault last year, which killed about 1,200 people.

The men were reunited with their families at Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center in Israel. via REUTERS

More than 100 hostages — including Har’s partner and Marman’s sister, Clara Marman, their other sister Gabriela Leimberg and niece Mia Leimberg — were released by Hamas during a weeklong cease-fire in November.

Israeli officials believe roughly 100 hostages remain in Gaza. Hamas is also holding the remains of about 30 others who were either killed on Oct. 7 or died in captivity. 

The men were held for over four months following their Oct. 7 capture by Hamas. via REUTERS

Since Israel launched its retaliatory assault in Gaza, its military has killed 28,000 Palestinians, according to health officials in the territory.

With Post wires

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Written by SaleemBaloch

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