February 27, 2024 10:15 am
Niece of Rescued Argentine from Hamas Describes Emotionally Overwhelming Hug

Fernando Simón Marman, an Argentine with Israeli citizenship, was rescued by Israeli forces from a Hamas hideout. Guefen Sigal Ilan, a young Israeli woman with Argentinian citizenship who is related to Fernando, expressed her joy at his rescue in a telephone conversation with Clarín. She also met with the head of the Argentine embassy in Tel Aviv and the Ambassador of Israel in Buenos Aires to express her hopes for the release of the remaining hostages.

Guefen was able to greet her uncle and Louis Har, another Argentine who was also rescued, at a hospital in Tel Aviv where rescued hostages are taken for check-ups and rehabilitation. Although both Fernando and Louis were held captive along with Guefen’s aunt, mother, and cousin, they were separated from them when they were released. They did not see any other hostages during their captivity.

Guefen expressed her gratitude to the Israeli National Security Service for their efforts in the rescue operation and acknowledged the sacrifices made by the soldiers in the operation. She hopes for negotiations to bring about the release of the remaining 134 hostages held by Hamas.

Fernando and Louis were happy to be reunited with their families but are still struggling with their rehabilitation as they await the release of their fellow hostages. Guefen shared that both Fernando and Louis provided little information about their captivity but expressed their gratitude for being rescued. She also mentioned that she hopes for peace when all 134 hostages are freed.

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