After daring daylight rescue mission, US pushes for ceasefire to free remaining Israeli hostages

After daring daylight rescue mission, US pushes for ceasefire to free remaining Israeli hostages


FOUR RESCUED, SCORES KILLED: It was an audacious daylight rescue mission that began with clockwork precision reminiscent of the famed 1976 raid on Entebbe but quickly devolved into a fierce firefight that required Israeli airstrikes to rescue the rescuers and resulted in mass casualties with almost 100, and perhaps as many as 270, left dead in the streets. Many of the fatalities were Hamas militants who were attacking the Israeli commando force, but many others were civilians caught in the crossfire.

The mission, months in the planning, resulted in the freedom of Noa Argamani, 26, Almog Meir Jan, 22, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 41, and the loss of one Israeli military member. “All four were taken from the Nova Music Festival on October

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