Guefen Sigal Ilan, an Israeli with Argentinian citizenship, is overjoyed that her uncle, Fernando Simón Marman, was rescued from a Hamas hideout by Israeli forces. Fernando was one of the two Argentines rescued, along with Norberto Louis Har, who is Guefen’s mother’s boyfriend.
In a telephone conversation with Clarín, Guefen shared her happiness at her uncle’s rescue. She also met with the head of the Argentine embassy in Tel Aviv, Francisco Tropepi, and with Ambassador Eyal Sela in Buenos Aires, expressing her hopes for the release of the remaining hostages.
Guefen was able to greet her uncle and Louis at the hospital in Tel Aviv, where rescued hostages are taken for check-ups and rehabilitation. She was happy to see them but also noted their physical changes after being held captive for four months.
Unfortunately, Fernando and Louis did not provide many details about their captivity, but Guefen expressed her gratitude to the Israeli National Security Service for their efforts in the rescue operation. She also mentioned that there are still 134 people waiting to be released and hopes for negotiations to bring about their freedom.
Guefen recounted that both Fernando and Louis were held captive along with her aunt, mother, and cousin