IDF rescue female soldier from Hamas in 'overnight operation'

According to the army and Shin Bet, Ori Megidish is recovering with family


The Israeli army has said that a female soldier held captive by Hamas has been rescued by the IDF.

In a statement, the IDF and Shin Bet said that Corporal Ori Megidish has been reunited with her family members and is in 'a good condition.'

Israeli authorities would not confirm any additional details, including where in Gaza Megidish was rescued from.

She was kidnapped by Hamas in the early hours of the October 7 massacres, from the Nahal Oz observation base just outside the Gaza Strip.

In the early hours of October 7, an estimated 40-50 Hamas fighters stormed the base, just minutes from kibbutz Nahal Oz, which was staffed by predominantly female soldiers of IDF unit 414, an observation unit that was largely unarmed.

Of the 27 troops on the base at the time of the attack, 20 are thought to have been killed and seven were taken hostage.

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