Private Ori Megidish, an IDF soldier, was rescued during the IDF’s operation in Gaza on Sunday night, the IDF and Shin Bet said in a joint statement on Monday.
She was kidnapped by the Hamas terrorists on October 7 and has now been reunited with her family.
A subsequent medical examination administered to Megidish has determined that she is healthy.
The statement noted that the IDF and Shin bet will continue to make every effort to secure the freedom of the remaining hostages.
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Celebrations erupted around Megidish’s house in the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Gat. A crowd gathered around the residence and neighbors and revelers sang songs and set off fireworks.
“It’s like another birth,” Israeli media quoted a neighbor of the family, Itamar Trobek, as saying. “We are very happy. We saw the family, they weren’t the same as yesterday. We prayed a lot.”