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U.S. intelligence aided Israeli hostage rescue

The United States provided some intelligence that aided in Saturday’s rescue of four Israeli hostages, according to several people familiar with the matter.
An American team based in Israel furnished the information, these people said, though it appeared to be secondary to intelligence gathered by the Israelis ahead of the operation. One person said the U.S. material included overhead imagery. All spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the operation’s sensitivity.

That team, composed of special operations and intelligence personnel working out of the embassy in Jerusalem, has been in Israel since the war began in October. Since then, it has shared with Israeli counterparts information about hostages’ potential location gleaned from U.S. drone surveillance over Gaza, communications intercepts and other sources, said the people familiar with the matter.

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Awesome. I feel like instead of Israel waiting for Hamas to accept a ceasefire proposal (that they're never going to do) and release all the hostages they kidnapped dead and alive, this should be the next step to any more rescues in the future. Especially the eight American hostages that are still in Gaza, I'm surprised not much was done from the start to get them released but patience is key I guess. On the bright side, 1000 prisoners held in Israeli prison weren't released in exchange for a couple hundred hostages.
Sounds like another use of unjustified and disproportionate force. We're under NATO. We're not a socialist democracy. Was you suggesting we can change a single thing?
Puppycat23 · F
@Roundandroundwego what’s unjustified about it?
@Puppycat23 in general, casualties that are so out of proportion are considered wrong, even under the laws of war. Nobody thinks Israel or NATO intended as anything less than horrific and criminal action. They never would. Do not negotiate with them ever, they're unique amongst humans. No humanity.
Northwest · M
'm surprised not much was done from the start to get them released but patience

They were really not aware they should be doing that. But thanks for pointing it out.
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