Israeli forces have rescued two Argentine citizens from a Hamas hideout, bringing an end to their four-month captivity. Guefen Sigal Ilan, an Israeli with Argentinian citizenship, expressed her joy at the release of her uncle, Fernando Simón Marman, and Norberto Louis Har, who is Guefen’s mother’s boyfriend.
In an interview with Clarín, Guefen spoke about 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.
Guefen was able to visit her uncle and Louis at a hospital in Tel Aviv where rescued hostages receive check-ups and rehabilitation. She noted the physical changes they had undergone after being held captive for such a long time.
Unfortunately, Fernando and Louis did not provide many details about their captivity, but Guefen expressed gratitude to the Israeli National Security Service for their efforts in rescuing them. She also emphasized that there are still 134 people waiting to be released and hoped for negotiations to bring about their freedom.
Guefen recounted that both Fernando and Louis were held captive alongside 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 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 carrying out the operation and hoped for a safe return of all hostages captured by Hamas.