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Israeli woman released, returns home as two shepherds freed to Syria

Israeli woman released, returns home as two shepherds freed to Syria

The young woman who crossed into Syria returned to Israel within the early hours of Friday, after authorities hostage negotiator Yaron Bloom headed to Moscow on Thursday night to raise her attend.

An Israeli doctor examined the woman from the haredi town of Modi’in Illit in Moscow on Wednesday, and situated that she was wholesome and did not seem to were distress in Syria.

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The young woman reportedly crossed into Syria several weeks within the past. The Syrian say recordsdata company said on Wednesday that she crossed the border “by mistake” and was straight arrested.

Earlier Thursday, the IDF handed over two shepherds to Red Unsuitable representatives through the Quneitra Crossing in Syria as half of a Russia-negotiated prisoner swap.

“Over the past few weeks, the shepherds were apprehended by IDF troops east of the safety fence within the Golan Heights situation, after they crossed the Alpha Line from Syria into Israeli territory,” the IDF Spokesperson Unit said. “The suspects were apprehended as half of the continued effort to give protection to Israeli sovereignty alongside the Alpha Line.”

Israel had agreed to release from penal advanced two residents of Golan Heights towns in which many residents are staunch to Syria. The Syrian observation referred to Nihal al-Maqt of Majdal Shams and Diyab Kahmuz of Ghajar as Syrian nationals being held in Israeli penal advanced.

Khamuz, who was half of a Hezbollah cell and sentenced to 14 years in penal advanced in 2018, refused to leave penal advanced on Wednesday due to the phrases of the agreement, which would require him to skedaddle to Syria and no longer return to Ghajar.

The shepherds were released as a replace of Khamuz.

Maqt, the sister of a Syrian terrorist released in 2019, was released to home arrest in Majdal Shams. She had been sentenced to three years in penal advanced in 2020.

The swap was the purpose of curiosity of the key cabinet meeting on Tuesday that ministers were warned sooner than time to grasp secret, and whose important aspects were censored by the IDF.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Russian President Putin twice in most up-to-date days, on February Eighth and February 13th, asking for his assist to return an Israeli citizen. President Putin answered positively to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s seek recordsdata from, and Netanyahu thanked him for his assistance.

“A pair of days within the past, a young Israeli woman crossed the border into Syria. I spoke twice with a friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin. I asked for his assist to salvage her attend, and he acted,” said Netanyahu. 

“I’d love to thank him for helping us return Israeli electorate to Israel. Israel has continually and can continually salvage every little thing in its strength to raise our electorate attend to the land. I’d love to thank the President of the Verbalize, the head of the National Security Council, the Coordinator of Prisoners and Lacking Contributors, the IDF, the GSS, the Mossad, the Defense Ministry, the International Affairs Ministry, and everyone who helped in this important operation. Thank you”.

On Friday, Defense Minister Benny Gantz addressed the incident for the length of his weekly briefing, stressing the reality that it ought to be intention to be a humanitarian incident and no longer a security-linked one. 

He renowned that the young woman “crossed the border into Syria on her hang” and said that the incident will be investigated. “We clarified to the diversified aspect that the case entails a civilian and that it is a humanitarian incident and no longer a security one.” 

Ultimately, Gantz thanked his Russian counterpart for his efforts, and said that “the Verbalize of Israel will continually assist any Israeli wherever on the earth.” 

Tobias Siegal contributed to this advise. 

Israeli woman released, returns home as two shepherds freed to Syria