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Hero IDF Yamam Soldier Dies in Hostage Rescue — May his memory be a blessing!

“One of the most complicated hostage rescue missions in history. The operation to rescue the hostages from Nusayrat was named ‘Summer Seeds’ and is defined by the IDF as one of the most complex ever for hostage rescue.” — Hen Mazzig, Post on X.


Heartbreaking. Commander Arnon Zamora, 36, husband and father of two was a hero! May his memory be a blessing.

Yamam soldier wounded in hostage rescue op. dies

By Jerusalem Post, June 8th, 2024

Arnon Zamora was fatally wounded during the rescue operation, which brought back four hostages from Hamas captivity.

Commander Arnon Zamora, 36, the Yamam fighter who was fatally wounded in Saturday’s hostage rescue operation, succumbed to his wounds at the hospital, the Israel Police announced the same day.

Zamora was fatally wounded during the rescue operation, which brought back four hostages from Hamas captivity, including Noa Argamani (25), Almog Meir (21), Andrey Kozlov (27), and Shlomi Ziv (40), who were kidnapped from the Nova party on October 7.

Ch.-Insp. Arnon Zamora, 36, the National Counterterrorism Unit (Yamam) fighter who was fatally wounded in Saturday’s intense hostage rescue operation, succumbed to his wounds in hospital, the Israel Police announced.

He is survived by his wife and two children.

The Yamam unit of the Israel Police deals with counter-terrorism operations and has been active throughout the war. Tributes to Zamora’s “supreme bravery” poured in from the government and armed forces.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant also commended Zamora for volunteering to fight on October 7.

“I salute Chief Inspector Arnon Zamora, commander in the elite Yamam Unit, who fell while leading a daring operation to rescue four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza. He lived and fell a hero,” Gallant said.

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