Who is Arnon Zamora, who brought back 4 hostages from Gaza?


Operation Arnon: The Israeli army successfully carried out Operation Arnon and freed 4 Israeli hostages from Hamas captivity. This operation is named after Yamam commander Arnor Zamora.

The Israeli army's dangerous rescue mission Arnon is being discussed everywhere. The operation to rescue 4 hostages from Hamas' captivity was named "Seeds of Summer" which was later changed to Operation Arnon. Arnon Zamora is the name of a commander of the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). Arnon Zamora was leading this risky operation in Central Gaza.

Israel's Foreign Ministry shared a post on Twitter on Saturday and said, "Behind every rescue operation are Israeli men and women who risk their lives. We are deeply saddened to report that Yamam (National Police Counter-Terrorism Unit) commander and operations chief inspector Arnon Zamora has died after being seriously injured in the hostage rescue operation." The Foreign Ministry has described Arnon as a true hero.

Who is Arnon Zamora?

According to Haaretz, 36-year-old Arnon was a resident of the village of Sde David near the Israeli city of Sderot. He is survived by his wife Michal, two children, and parents Reuven and Ruthi. On October 7 last year, while he was fighting in the battle of Yad Mordechai, he successfully prevented several Hamas terrorists from entering the country. According to the Times of Israel report, he was later involved in the battles of the Nahal Oz base and Beeri.

The Defense Minister saluted the Martyrdom

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant remembered Zamora on Christmas Day, writing, "I salute Yamam Unit Commander Chief Inspector Arnon Zamora, who died leading a courageous operation to rescue 4 hostages held by Hamas in Gaza. He lived and died like a hero. My condolences are with his family and soldiers. May his memory remain blessed." The operation that freed the four hostages was later named 'Operation Arnon' after the Chief Inspector.