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Hostage's father dies hours before his rescue

(JNS) - Yossi Jan, 57, died on Saturday just hours before his son Almog Meir Jan was rescued from captivity in Gaza along with three other Israeli hostages.

Officials arrived at Yossi's home in the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba around noon to inform him of his son's rescue, only to find him unconscious. Magen David Adom paramedics called to the scene determined his death. The cause of death remains under investigation.

"My brother died of grief and didn't get to see his son return. The night before Almog's return, my brother's heart stopped. He didn't get to see his son return," Dina Jan,...

 

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