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11 Israeli Hostages Freed: Who are They?

The latest conflict between Israel and Hamas claimed the lives of at least 254 Palestinians and 13 Israelis. However, the hostilities recently ceased with the announcement of a cease-fire. Among the fatalities were 11 Israeli hostages, whose identities were recently released to the public.

The first casualty among the hostages was Aharon Smadja, a 45-year-old resident of the Tzofim settlement in the Jordan Valley. He was killed in an airstrike on July 11, when a rocket launched by Hamas fighter fell on the settlement. His death was met with silence and grief, as he is described by friends and family as having been a kind and compassionate man.

The second hostage was Uriel Yitzhak, a 33-year-old former soldier who served in the IDF’s Givati Brigade. He was killed the same day as Aharon Smadja when a Hamas rocket hit the Givati Brigade’s command post in the Gaza Strip. Uriel was remembered for his enthusiasm and enthusiasm for life, his desire to make a difference in the world, and his unwavering commitment to Israel.

The third is Eyal Yifrah, a 21-year-old student from Elad. Eyal was injured while protecting his younger siblings from shrapnel from the rocket attack. His death was met with shock and sadness, as Eyal was trying to create a better future for himself and those around him when he was taken from his family.

The fourth is Gilad Sha’ar, a 16-year-old high school student from Talmon. He was killed during an exchange of fire between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in July. He is best remembered for his outgoing and positive personality.

The remaining seven hostages were all high-ranking members of the military, and their names were released along with their ranks and services:

– Lt. Avraham Aboukasis – Air Force
– Lt. Kobi Heller – Navy
– Lt.-Col. Oren Shaul – Armored Corps
– Maj. Gen. Yosef Fartuk – Engineering Corps
– Maj. Michael Jump – Givati Brigade
– Lt. Atif Mashkevich – Golani Brigade
– 2nd Lt. Eran Shaul – Golani Brigade

The families of the 11 hostages released a joint statement honoring their loved ones for courage and their ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Many countries around the world have sent condolences to the families of the victims and condemned the violence that took their lives.

The recent conflict between Israel and Hamas has caused a great deal of suffering to both sides and has left many families in mourning. The identities of the eleven Israeli hostages revealed a sense of loss and sadness, as well as a reminder of the human cost of war. Their deaths serve as a reminder of the importance of peaceful negotiations and the need to strive for peace.