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Israel Rescues Two Hostages In Rafah

Israel Rescues Two Hostages In Rafah

“Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Norberto Louis Har (70) were extracted in a joint operation by the IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police in Rafah. They were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on October 7.”

We have been covering how Israel is preparing to capture the last remaining Hamas stronghold, where Hamas has four battalions, the city of Rafah on the Egyptian border. Hamas leadership surrounded by hostage human shields, is believed to have fled to Rafah, where they further could hide behind large numbers of Gazans who fled to Rafah from the north.

There is fierce international opposition to such an Israeli move, but as Vijeta covered earlier, Benjamin Netanyahu is vowing to push forward to “total victory”.

Tonight there were Israeli bombardments of the outskirts of Rafah.

But those bombardments may have been cover for a more important operation, the rescue of hostages. The Times of Israel reports:

In only the second such successful operation of its kind since October 7, the IDF announces it has managed to safely rescue two hostages from Hamas captivity in Gaza.

The two, Fernando Simon Marman (60) and Norberto Louis Har (70) were extracted in a joint operation by the IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police in Rafah.

They were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on October 7.


• 2 hostages Louis Har and Fernando Marman rescued tonight in an operation from Rafah

• Their condition is determined to be good, they were transferred to Sheba Hospital

• Shayetet 13, Shin Bet, and other forces participated in the operation

• This was a hidden apartment in Rafah: “an operation that has been worked on for a long time, and until now the conditions were not there to carry it out”

• The hostages were kept in a hidden apartment on the second floor of the building

• The forces entered the building while the surrounding apartments full of armed terrorists. Air force stopped an attempt to attack the rescuers leaving the scene.

• An hour later: the rescue operation was over



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Mauiobserver | February 11, 2024 at 10:17 pm


guyjones | February 11, 2024 at 10:53 pm

Good news. I’m still appalled and angry at the total absence of concern among Leftist/Dhimmi-crat politicians and media in Europe and in the U.S., over the fate of the hostages. They’re as dismissed and forgotten as the 1,200 Israeli Jews who were murdered, raped and tortured by the Muslim supremacist/terrorist/Islamofascist Hamas thugs.

    jb4 in reply to guyjones. | February 12, 2024 at 1:54 pm

    Don’t forget the 1,200 included 30+ American citizens, about whom I do not recall hearing word one from FJB (or about the 10 American citizen hostages).

    mistressadams in reply to guyjones. | February 12, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    The narrative is completely focused on Gazan casualties, without distinguishing between Gazans who are part of Hamas, and non-combatants. Regarding the latter, no distinction is made between those who remained in the combat zone because they support Hamas, and those who did not take part in the escorted evacuations – at any point – or were and are being held as human shields.

PostLiberal | February 11, 2024 at 11:17 pm

Biden called Netanyahu today to tell him not to go into Rafah to avoid a collapse of hostage negotiations.

Israel just rescued two hostages in Rafah.

Golly gee whiz, if only the Israelis had listened to the wisdom of Uncle Joe. 🙂

I was surprised that there were still some living hostages.

I imagine that the muckety-mucks who were in in Gaza on October 7 have already fled Gaza or have been killed, but at least capturing Rafah will enable Israelis to keep destroying Hamas military equipment and infrastructure.

Good for them.

God be with all the remaining hostages

Subotai Bahadur | February 11, 2024 at 11:43 pm

To the the IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police who did this rescue. Back when I was wearing a badge, we had saying/motto/cheer/toast.

[Yeah it came from the 7th Cavalry, because we figured that our bosses considered us expendable. So we made it a point of pride.]

Blessings and honor upon you.

Subotai Bahadur

jayjohnston1 | February 12, 2024 at 12:30 am

The IDF is close to victory, despite the Obama/Biden antisemitic cabal’s pressure not to use any aircraft or artillery, Hamas has lost 50 terrorists for every IDF soldier killed. They faced an incredibly dangerous, difficult task with most predictions saying they couldn’t defeat Hamas. IDF soldiers received a minimum of one full year of training before becoming combat-ready. They must retain control of all of Gaza and screw Biden. They must retain full control, even if Biden/Obama stops military supplies.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to jayjohnston1. | February 12, 2024 at 10:08 am

    Israel should tell Biden that they will discuss these issues with Trump, that would be really funny.

    How long will it take to reduce Rafah to rubble? Is there any reason that Israel should not incinerate those contents of those tunnels followed by collapsing them?

Plate Oh | February 12, 2024 at 4:12 am

When I hear Jake Sullivan speak about the Middle East, when I hear Antony Blinken speak about the Middle East, it feels like I’m listening to 21-year-old students at Yale.

Sitting in a circle on the quad.

A lovely spring day before summer break when all these students will head off to second homes in the Hamptons. Or Aspen. Or Europe.

And they’re presenting to a seminar class taught by an aspiring 31-year-old assistant professor — who is desperate to be graded well by these students in order that she may be offered tenure.

And literally no one in the seminar has ever served in any branch of any military.

Nor in combat, obviously.

Nor in any aspect of law enforcement, or corrections, or the parole system. Or the probation system.

Odds are that no one in such seminar has ever been victim of a crime — because they’ve all been raised in the safest most well-run, most secure neighborhoods.


And so they have been encouraged to believe wonderful idealistic ideas……… and they’ve received praise for learning to parrot these ideas ……. and they do have good verbal skills……….

but nothing, absolutely nothing, can change how they view the world.

No new facts ever matter because all they know is what they learned at Yale

You’d have more success trying to convince a duckling to imprint on to a different mommy duck.

If they did not cause so much misery death and mayhem , one would be inclined to feel sorry for them.


What country in the history of countries would ever even consider ceding power back to the very people who’d just attacked it?! After pre-planning the attack for months and months and months — The very idea is preposterous. Unimaginable.

It’s the kind of thing that could only be discussed with a straight face … on a lovely spring day, sitting in a circle on a well-manicured lawn at Yale.

Completely divorced from any real-life, real-world … reality.

    Stuytown in reply to Plate Oh. | February 12, 2024 at 8:34 am

    Spot on.

    Attended K-State at the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war. When it started, Iranian and Iraqi student groups had to be separated on separate in the student union because they screamed at each other and threatened violence. Around a year later, the two booths moved next to each other so they could talk back and forth, mostly about how glad they were to be in Kansas instead of at home.

Disgusted | February 12, 2024 at 7:54 am

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on Biden: “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” Biden continues his near perfect record of incompetence by trying to snatch victory from the Israelis. Maybe if they wanted to be perceived as anti-Hamas, the residents of Gaza wouldn’t celebrate in the streets when Israel or the United States are attacked. Just spitballing there!

Perhaps Biden should wear a “Make Hamas Great Again” baseball cap–pink or yellow would be good colors for him. Biden’s been willing to butt in on Isreal’s domestic politics–I hope Netanyahu returns the favor. It’s quite a mystery how any American Jew could support this corrupt and incompetent creature who seems determined to destroy Israel.

    Aarradin in reply to Disgusted. | February 13, 2024 at 12:39 am

    Only the past four decades?

    Biden was elected to the US Senate in 1973. He quickly came to prominence as the leader of the D’s fight against desegregation in schools. His closest allies were George Wallace and Robert Byrd.

    He was always the foremost opponent of the construction of the Alaska pipeline. His argument was that it would “take ten years before the first drop of oil came through it”. They started building it in ’74 and by June of ’77 it was fully operational. From that day until this, approximately 20% of our crude oil has come through it every year.

    Senile Joe may be little more than a vegetable today, but the fact remains that he was always extremely sub-par IQ.

    Wrong about everything his entire life.

I think at this point their best bet is to just keep 10% China Joe talking to keep him out of the way. He has no idea whats going on. As for those who are actually controlling what is going on…fuck them.

Stuytown | February 12, 2024 at 8:35 am


destroycommunism | February 12, 2024 at 10:27 am

fjb said b/c of this israeli incursion

he will withhold $$$$$ from the Israelis and promote Omar to VP in his 2024 adventure

destroycommunism | February 12, 2024 at 10:28 am

the obama biden blm axis of evil is stronger than ever

destroycommunism | February 12, 2024 at 10:29 am


an israeli victory spells doom for the world

healthguyfsu | February 12, 2024 at 10:35 am

These two men are older and have more life experience. One day, provided they get well, they will be able to speak to the atrocities they saw and felt.

Ironclaw | February 12, 2024 at 2:18 pm

I’m honestly surprised that any of the hostages still live.

AND they killed a bunch of bad guys, too.

And this area was not so much a “city” or “neighborhood” as it is a bivouac.

There is just one way to deal with Hamas. That method is obvious. It comes out of the muzzle end of a firearms barrel.

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