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See who are the hostages rescued in Gaza this Saturday

The group of hostages released from Gaza on Saturday included a student, security guards and a recent immigrant to Israel.

The four were at the Nova music festival on October 7, near the Israel-Gaza border, when they were captured by Hamas in what many consider one of the darkest days in Israel’s history.

See who the four were rescued in this Saturday’s operation, according to information from the Forum for Families of Hostages and Missing Persons gathers information:

Almog Meir Jan

Almog Meir Jan is a 22-year-old from the small town of Or Yehuda, on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. Meir Jan was supposed to start a new job at a technology company on October 8, the day after the Hamas attacks. The advocacy group described him as a “polite” and “helpful” young man with a “wide, warm smile.”

Shlomi Ziv

Shlomi Ziv is a 41-year-old man who was working as a security guard at the music festival when he was kidnapped. Ziv lived in the local moshav, or agricultural settlement, for 17 years with his wife Miren. The group described him as a “big brother” type figure who is “always the first to help” those in need.

Andrey Kozlov

Andrey Kozlov is a 27-year-old resident of Rishon LeZion, a city about 5 miles south of Tel Aviv. He also worked as a security guard at the Nova festival on October 7th. He is a Russian citizen who immigrated to Israel a year ago. In January, Russian diplomat Mikhail Bogdanov called for the release of Kozlov and two other Russian citizens also detained by Hamas.

Noa Argamani

Noa Argamani is 25 years old and studies information systems management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel. She quickly became a symbol of the October 7 attacks after video emerged of her being kidnapped by Hamas fighters on a motorcycle. Argamani’s boyfriend, Avinatan Or, was also kidnapped at the festival and remains held captive by Hamas. According to the Forum for Families of Hostages and Missing Persons, Argamani is a yoga and art enthusiast who enjoys hiking in her spare time.

Source: CNN Brasil

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