Israeli IDF Rescues Two Hostages

By | February 13, 2024

[February 13, 2024]  Alexandr Solzhenitsyn wrote that “the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”1  If it were only so easy to find evil people and remove them.  Solzhenitsyn’s idea is that this is impossible. But some good news, the rescue of two hostages out of southern Gaza.  The daring rescue is being compared to the Entebbe, Uganda rescue in 1976.

President Joe Biden and many Western leaders firmly insist that the only Middle East solution to the Palestinian “problem” is a two-state solution.  But the hearts of the Palestinians are full of hate and evil.  There is little Israel can do to change that equation.  The solution must be for Palestinians to change themselves.  The two-state solution is not a solution in itself.

“In a complex overnight operation, Israeli special forces rescued two hostages from Hamas captivity in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip early Monday, marking the first successful extraction of captives held by the terror group in months.: – The Times of Israel, February 12, 2024

IDF Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said the IDF “carried out a very complex action on the premises and the second floor where the hostages were held.”  The troops breached the apartment in the early morning hours, killing three terrorists guarding the hostages.

This is an example of a highly professional IDF force.  It also shows us that the effort by Hamas to remain in control of parts of southern Gaza will end in their total destruction. If they want to save themselves, Hamas fighters must immediately surrender, turn over the hostages, and give up their leaders to be tried by military tribunal.

Nothing will save Hamas now.  The question is whether the Palestinians in Gaza are willing to accept Hamas’ defeat.


  1. “If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956


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21 thoughts on “Israeli IDF Rescues Two Hostages

  1. Northeast

    Hooray for the brave IDF. I stand with Israel and their right to crush Hamas.

    1. Good Dog

      … and the Palestinian culture of death. The citizens of Gaza know exactly who and what caused their current predicament: Hamas, its cowardly tactics and the blood-spattered leadership living a luxe life far from the battle in Doha. For God’s sake, a Hamas tunnel was recently discovered under the headquarters of the United Nation Relief and Works Agency in Gaza.

  2. Julia

    More great reporting from the NY Post:
    “DF hospital raid proves (yet again) Hamas hates Palestinians”
    A recent IDF operation in Gaza at the al-Amal Hospital — carried out without firing a single shot or disrupting any medical procedures — resulted in the capture of around 20 Hamas killers hiding in a building meant for healing the sick. The Israeli forces followed up this bloodless triumph over evil by supervising the delivery of oxygen tanks to the hospital. And the hospital’s staff reportedly aided the soldiers in their capture of the terrorists.

  3. Max Foster

    “Palestinian Al Jazeera journalist also a Hamas commander, IDF says”
    11 February 2024, 7:49 pm
    A Palestinian journalist working for Al Jazeera appears to also be a commander in Hamas’s military wing, according to images and documents recovered by the IDF in the Gaza Strip. Lt. Col. Avichay Adraee, the IDF’s Arabic-language spokesman, says that several weeks ago, troops found a laptop in a Hamas base in northern Gaza, which belongs to a man by the name of Mohamed Washah.

    Is anyone surprised? I”m not.

    1. Watson Bell

      No surprise here. If he was a peace activist, maybe…. nope, not even that.

        1. British Citizen

          Gen. Satterfield was all over it, even in 2016. Now others are coming up with the same conclusions. Well done, Gen. Satterfield on slamming the propaganda arm of Islam, al Jazeera. Cheers!

          1. Wilson Cox

            He always gets it. 👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀👀

        2. Yusaf from Texas

          Always wonderful to come here and read what Gen. Satterfield has to say. And, great news out of Israel that two hostages were found and freed.

  4. Under the Bridge

    Hamas, stupid is as stupid does. They will not only lose, and that is clear, but they are sacrificing their own lives for nothing. Well, not for nothing. There will be fewer of them around to cause future problems for Israel. Next step for Israel after destroying Hamas is throwing out the UN and the Red Cross, both worthless and less than useless organizations that only support terror against innocents by funding them and assisting them.

  5. corralesdon

    Good news, even a little good news regarding the hostages is great. Let the UN cry that Hamas is being destroyed because they are supporters of Hamas and Muslim terrorism worldwide. Kick the UN out of American.

  6. HAL

    Time to crush Hamas and drive the Palestinians to desperation to prove once and for all that their culture of death does not work out well for them.

    1. Martin Shiell

      That assumes they are smart enough or that a leader emerges that can convince them as such. Israel occupying Gaza will not solve the problem. A two-state solution (not wanted by either side) is a non starter and only a simpleton solution for a complex hateful Palestinian culture – which must be destroyed before anything good can be built.


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