134 hostages, including two Argentines, were rescued from a Hamas hideout by Israeli forces. Guefen Sigal Ilan, a young Israeli with Argentinian citizenship, was overjoyed that her uncle, Fernando Simón Marman, was among the rescued.
In an interview with Clarín, Guefen shared her happiness at the rescue of her uncle and expressed hope for peace when all the hostages are freed. She also met with the head of the Argentine embassy in Tel Aviv and Ambassador Eyal Sela in Buenos Aires to express her hopes for their release.
Guefen was able to greet Fernando and Norberto Louis Har, another rescued Argentine who is Guefen’s mother’s boyfriend at the hospital in Tel Aviv where rescued hostages undergo check-ups and rehabilitation. Although both men did not provide many details about their captivity, Guefen expressed gratitude to the Israeli National Security Service for their efforts in rescuing them.
However, there are still 134 people left to be freed from Hamas captivity. Guefen recounted that both Fernando and Louis were held captive along with her aunt, mother, and cousin but were separated from them during their rescue. They did not see any other hostages while they were being held captive.
Guefen thanked the soldiers and Israeli National Security Service for rescuing her uncle and Louis but acknowledged that their rehabilitation would still be difficult as they awaited the release of the remaining hostages. She hoped that negotiations would bring about their freedom soon so that they could reunite with their families and loved ones.
In conclusion, it is a great relief for all those involved in this incident when two Argentines were rescued from Hamas hideouts by Israeli forces after four months of captivity. The young journalist Guefen Sigal Ilan expressed joy at her uncle’s rescue but also highlighted that peace will only come when all 134 hostages are released from Hamas captivity.