Israel-Gaza War

Prime Minister Netanyahu welcomes the hostages home

Netanyahu: "We're committed to getting the release of all the hostages, and we expect Hamas to release them all — but if they don't, we'll do whatever it takes to get them all back home."

Netanyahu meets with the rescued hostages. (Photo: GPO)

Prime Minister Netanyahu met today (Saturday) with the four hostages rescued in an IDF operation at Sheba Medical Center.

In his remarks afterwards, he said that:

"Israel just carried out a remarkable rescue operation of four hostages held by Hamas. This operation required ingenuity and courage of the highest degree, and our soldiers performed in an unmatchable way."

Regarding a possible hostage deal, he said: "We're committed to getting the release of all the hostages, and we expect Hamas to release them all — but if they don't, we'll do whatever it takes to get them all back home.

He ended by noting that "Hamas is committing war crimes every day, including the holding of these hostages. Our soldiers are performing in the most valiant and moral way to end this war with a victory against these killers and against these kidnappers, and we shall prevail."

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