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Noa Argamani, a Captive of Hamas, Confirmed to Serve in Israeli Military

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26th March 2024
Noa Argamani, a Captive of Hamas, Confirmed to Serve in Israeli Military
Noa Argamani was claimed to be a civilian (X)

On March 18, official Israeli accounts, including the Embassy of Israel to the U.S. and the Embassy of Israel to Austria, shared a video asserting that Noa Argamani, who was previously held captive by Hamas, is a civilian abducted during a music concert on October 7. However, Misbar's team, in an article, presented evidence indicating that Noa is actually serving in the Israeli military.

Israeli Embassies Claim Noa Argamani as a Civilian

The Embassy of Israel to the USA released a brief video featuring Noa's life before her abduction by Hamas. The footage shows Noa enjoying various activities in different countries. The video implies that Noa attended a music festival on October 7 before being taken by Hamas. 

The caption accompanying the video states that Noa's abduction garnered global attention, emphasizing her continued captivity in Gaza. It also highlights her mother's battle with cancer and her plea for a final opportunity to embrace her daughter.

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The Embassy of Israel in Austria aimed to evoke global sympathy by sharing the same video, asserting that Noa is a civilian. They also highlighted Noa's mother's battle with cancer to urge social media users to advocate for Noa's release from Gaza. Alongside the video, the Embassy stated, "This is Noa before she was forcibly taken hostage to #Gaza by Hamas. Her mother has advanced cancer and wishes to see her daughter one last time. Time is running out. We must bring Noa home."

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Noa Argamani Confirmed to Serve in Israeli Military

Misbar’s team conducted a thorough search of Noa's social media accounts and discovered several photos on her Instagram account that depicted her serving in the Israeli military. However, the account later shifted to private. One of the photos uploaded by Noa clearly indicates the location as the Ashdod Naval Base, where she is seen wearing an Israeli military uniform.

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A photo shows Noa Argamani wearing an Israeli military uniform (X)

Moreover, the second and third photos show Noa wearing an all-white dress uniform, which is typically worn by cadets of the Israeli Navy. This further suggests that Noa is serving at the Naval Base, as these photos were taken while she was at the Ashdod Naval Base.

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A photo shows Noa Argamani wearing an Israeli military uniform (YouTube)
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A photo shows Noa Argamani wearing an Israeli military uniform (YouTube)

Furthermore, Noa posted a photo proudly wearing her white uniform, expressing her pride in donning Israeli military attire.

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A photo shows Noa Argamani wearing an Israeli military uniform (YouTube)

Misbar’s investigative team conducted a search on the white uniform of the Israeli Navy and discovered an image uploaded to Alamy that featured the same uniform worn by Noa in her posted photos.

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A screenshot from Alamy website.

Misbar has previously countered false claims voiced by pro-Israel sources regarding Israeli captives held by Hamas. One such instance involved disproving claims that Maya Regev, a captive, was subjected to rape during her Hamas detention. 

Also, Misbar debunked allegations of sexual assault or abortion involving two other female captives held by Hamas. No credible reports supported these claims, and there were no documented cases of pregnancy following the release of Israeli female captives held by Hamas.

Israel Detained Over 7,350 Palestinians from the West Bank Since October 7

According to the Addameer monitor in Ramallah, the number of Palestinians detained in the occupied West Bank has surpassed 7,350 individuals since the war on Gaza began. 

While some Palestinians have been released, a significant 9,100 individuals remain in captivity. This marks a notable increase from the 5,200 Palestinians who were in Israeli prisons before October 7.

Israel Killed Over 32,200 Palestinians Since War on Gaza Began

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the Israeli occupation has committed 11 massacres against families in the Gaza Strip, resulting in 107 martyrs and 176 injuries admitted to hospitals in the past 24 hours. Some victims remain under rubble and on the streets, inaccessible to ambulances and civil defense teams. The death toll from the Israeli aggression has risen to 32,333 martyrs and 74,694 injuries since October 7.

The World Health Organization has issued a stark warning about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza, stating that a rising number of infants are on the verge of death due to acute hunger. The U.N. human rights chief has also expressed concern, suggesting that Israel's continued restrictions on aid could potentially constitute the war crime of starvation.

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres emphasizes that providing essential aid to famine-threatened Gaza necessitates Israel removing the remaining barriers and checkpoints hindering relief efforts. He emphasizes that the most effective and efficient method is through road transport.

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