Thursday, April 18, 2024
HomeBreaking NewsIsrael Forces Free Female...

Israel Forces Free Female Soldier Taken Hostage By Hamas

Israel Forces Says They Have Freed A Female Soldier Taken Hostage By Hamas As Gaza Ground Invasion Continues.

ISRAEL | According to Forbes, a female soldier who was taken hostage in the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel was freed during a ground operation by Israeli forces, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday—marking the latest hostage to make it back to Israel as the war progresses.


Colonel Uri Megidish was medically examined and found to be in good condition, the IDF said in a statement to multiple news outlets.

The military and the Shin Bet internal security agency did not release details on how or when Megidish was rescued from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Megidish is the fifth hostage to return to Israel, following the release of two on October 20 and two on October 23—though those releases were both facilitated by Hamas for what it described as “humanitarian reasons.”

 “I congratulate the Shin Bet and the IDF for this important and exciting achievement, an achievement that expresses our commitment to the release of all the abductees,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on X.


230. That’s how many Israeli hostages have been held by Hamas since October 7, Martin Griffiths, the United Nations relief chief said on Monday, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz. “For the past three weeks, their families have been living in agony, not knowing if their loved ones are dead or alive,” Griffiths said.


Last week, Israel reportedly agreed to delay a widely expected ground invasion of the Gaza Strip until the end of the week after the U.S. requested more time to get more defenses in place to protect American troops, allow more aid through to Palestinians and potentially get more hostages released. But on Friday, Israel started an “extended ground operation” against Hamas, attacking Gaza from both land and air in what Netanyahu called “the second stage of the war.” Megidish’s return comes amid the increased attacks, which Israeli officials said Monday morning would “continue and intensify,” according to NBC News. The death toll in Gaza and Israel has continued to rise since the war escalated on October 7: As of Monday, the Hamas-controlled Health Ministry estimated there had been more than 8,000 deaths in Gaza, and Israeli officials say they have lost about 1,400 people, mostly during Hamas militants’ initial ground attack on southern Israeli towns, according to the Associated Press.


The IDF’s announcement that it had freed a hostage came just hours after Hamas released a video purportedly showing three other female hostages being held captive. In the video, one woman was critical of Netanyahu, saying he should free the Palestinians that Israel has in captivity, the New York Times reported. In recent weeks, Hamas officials have said the group will release its Israeli hostages if all Palestinian prisoners are released by Israel. After the video came out, Netanyahu said the video was “cruel psychological propaganda,” Sky News reported, and he posted to X saying he was doing everything he could to bring them home.

Follow us on Twitter. Send us a secure tip

- A word from our sponsors -

Most Popular

More from Author

Hamis Kiggundu’s new US$200 Million Hamz Stadium highlights his grit, ingenuity and patriotism

Hamis Kiggundu's transformation of Kampala's Nakivubo Stadium into the Hamz Stadium marks a significant achievement. Despite initial skepticism and challenges from local communities and sports enthusiasts, Kiggundu's determination and investment have resulted in a state-of-the-art sports facility. This development not only revitalizes downtown Kampala but also promises to boost Uganda's sporting and economic landscape.

Coby Brooks Net Worth

Coby Garrett Brooks (born May 17, 1969) is the former president and...

Ted Lerner Net Worth

Ted Lerner was an American businessman who had a net worth...

Michael Ballard Net Worth

Michael Ballard is an American bar owner and motorcyclist who has...

- A word from our sponsors -

Angola’s Billionaire Elite: Unveiling the Top 10 Wealthiest Moguls in 2024

Here's a look at Angola's wealthiest individuals in 2024, highlighting the top entrepreneurs and business magnates who are shaping the country's economic landscape. This list is current for 2024 and excludes Isabel Dos Santos, focusing on the new and prevailing forces in Angola's billionaire circle.Angola’s Billionaire Elite:...

Discover the Ultimate Road Companion: Nissan Caravan Now Available in Mombasa, Kenya

Are you on the hunt for a vehicle that combines robust performance with spacious comfort? Look no further than the Nissan Caravan, currently on offer in the bustling city of Mombasa, Kenya. Ideal for businesses requiring cargo transport, groups seeking adventure, or families needing extra space, the...

Algeria’s Billionaire Elite: Unveiling the Top 10 Wealthiest Moguls in 2024

Algeria, with its significant oil and gas reserves, has a group of wealthy individuals whose influence spans across various industries including construction, manufacturing, food, and pharmaceuticals. Here is a table summarizing the top 10 wealthiest individuals in Algeria as of 2024:As of 2024, here is the latest...

Rising Icon of Sport: Kenya’s Talanta Stadium Set to Redefine African Athletics

Kenya's Pinnacle of Pride: Unveiling the Talanta Sports CityNAIROBI-KENYA | Amidst the bustling energy of Nairobi, a new landmark rises - the Talanta Sports City. A marvel of architecture that intertwines the spirit of Kenyan heritage with cutting-edge design, this stadium is poised to become a beacon...

Ethiopias’s Billionaire Elite: Unveiling the Top 10 Wealthiest Moguls in 2024

Ethiopia, known for its rich cultural heritage, is also home to some of the wealthiest individuals in Africa. These moguls have diversified their investments across various sectors including oil, mining, agriculture, and real estate, significantly contributing to the nation's economic development. Here's a look at the top...

Trailblazers of Wealth: Kenya’s Five Most Influential Women in 2024

Kenya's economic landscape is distinguished not only by its vibrant markets and industries but also by the formidable women who have risen to the top of these sectors. As of 2024, here is a detailed look at the five richest women in Kenya, highlighting their net worth,...