World News

UN Security Council approves US-backed resolution on Gaza

3:31 p.m. ET, June 10, 2024

Israeli police release video of moment three hostages rescued in Gaza

By CNN’s Tim Lister, Tamar Michaelis and Gianluca Mezzofiore

Israeli police and the Israeli security agency released video recorded on a helmet camera of the moment the three male hostages were rescued in Gaza on Saturday.

They described the video as being of the operation carried out by Yamam (National Counter-Terrorism Unit) and Shin Bet agents “rescuing the hostages under heavy fire and eliminating the Gaza terrorists”.

In a statement accompanying the video, which lasts about 45 seconds, they said that “Yamam and Shin Bet agents worked simultaneously at two sites to rescue the four hostages, engaging in fierce combat with the terrorists.”

Part of the video is blurry. It shows Israeli security forces approaching a property through a garden, then entering amid heavy gunfire. CNN geolocated the garden as being on the same property where a Mercedes van allegedly involved in the operation was located.

The video is edited and some sounds are cut. It’s unclear if it was all filmed in the same location. It shows the three rescued male hostages huddled in a room.

In the video, a voice says in Hebrew: “Here they are.”

“Name, name…” someone said.

Two of the hostages identify themselves as Almog Meir Jan and Andrey Kozlov.

One of the rescuers is heard saying:
“Three captives and missing (hostages), in our hands. Three captives and missing (hostages). Everything is fine. We have come to rescue you, be calm.

Based on the clothing they were wearing during their rescue, the three hostages then appear to be running in the garden of the property as the gunfire continues.

A little context: On Saturday, the Israeli army rescued four hostages, three men and a woman, during a special operation in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza: Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov and Shlomi Ziv. All four were kidnapped during the Nova music festival on October 7.

News Source :
Gn world

jack colman

With a penchant for words, jack began writing at an early age. As editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, he honed his skills telling impactful stories. Smith went on to study journalism at Columbia University, where he graduated top of his class. After interning at the New York Times, jack landed a role as a news writer. Over the past decade, he has covered major events like presidential elections and natural disasters. His ability to craft compelling narratives that capture the human experience has earned him acclaim. Though writing is his passion, jack also enjoys hiking, cooking and reading historical fiction in his free time. With an eye for detail and knack for storytelling, he continues making his mark at the forefront of journalism.
Back to top button