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From Hamas Hideout to Freedom: The Story of an Argentine Citizen and Her Uncle’s Rescue by Israeli Forces


Feb 13, 2024
Niece of Rescued Argentine from Hamas Describes Emotionally Overwhelming Hug

Guefen Sigal Ilan, a young Israeli with Argentinian citizenship, was overjoyed to hear that her uncle, Fernando Simón Marman, had been rescued from a Hamas hideout by Israeli forces. Fernando was one of two Argentines who were rescued along with Norberto Louis Har, who is Guefen’s mother’s boyfriend.

Guefen felt that peace would come when all 134 hostages of the fundamentalist and terrorist group were freed. In a telephone conversation with Clarín, she shared her happiness at her uncle’s rescue and met with the head of the Argentine embassy in Tel Aviv and Ambassador Eyal Sela in Buenos Aires to express her hopes for the release of the remaining hostages.

When Guefen arrived at the hospital in Tel Aviv where rescued hostages are taken for check-ups and rehabilitation, she was able to greet her uncle and Louis. She noted their physical changes after being held captive for four months but was happy to see them. Unfortunately, Fernando and Louis did not provide many details about their captivity, but Guefen expressed her gratitude to the Israeli National Security Service for their efforts in the rescue operation.

Guefen also recounted that both Fernando and Louis were held captive along with her aunt, mother, and cousin but were separated from them when they were released. They did not see any other hostages during their captivity.

Guefen expressed her gratitude for the soldiers and the Israeli National Security Service for rescuing her uncle and Louis. She also acknowledged the sacrifices made by the soldiers in the operation and hopes for negotiations to bring about the safe return of all hostages. Additionally, she mentioned that both Fernando and Louis are now free but their rehabilitation is still difficult as they await

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