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Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Israeli Hostage Rescue Operation

Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Israeli Hostage Rescue Operation
Statement from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on the Israeli Hostage Rescue Operation

Today, Israeli security forces conducted a successful operation to rescue four hostages from the grips of Hamas in Gaza. All four were taken from the Nova Music Festival on October 7, and Hamas filmed the horrific abduction of Ms. Argamani for the world to see. Now they are safe and reunited with their families. We commend the work of the Israeli security services that conducted this daring operation. 

The United States is supporting all efforts to secure the release of hostages still held by Hamas, including American citizens. This includes through ongoing negotiations or other means. The hostage release and ceasefire deal that is now on the table would secure the release of all the remaining hostages together with security assurances for Israel and relief for the innocent civilians in Gaza. This deal has the full backing of the United States and has been endorsed by countries from around the world, including the G7, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, UAE, and Qatar, as well as the sixteen countries with their citizens still being held by Hamas. They all must be released — now.  

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Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/06/08/statement-from-national-security-advisor-jake-sullivan-on-the-israeli-hostage-rescue-operation/