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Hernan Feller was one of the most important voices in the sports world regarding the call for the return of the hostages from Hamas, and on Tuesday evening the Jewish-Argentine football broadcaster received the happy news he had been waiting for 53 days: his aunt Ophelia Roitman was released in the fifth phase of the deal.
Ophelia, 77, immigrated to Israel from Argentina in 1985 and settled in Kibbutz Nir Oz. She was listed as missing for the first three weeks, but later her family was informed that she had been abducted to the Gaza Strip. This evening she returns to Israeli territory together with nine other abductees who were released from Hamas captivity.
Feller mentioned the issue of the abductees in an emotional speech before the Copa Libertadores final, and then did so before the World Cup qualifiers Argentina's match against Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers and again before the game against Brazil, as well as before the Argentine Cup semi-final between Boca Juniors and Estudiantes and in league matches in recent days.
Also in the Super Clasico between Brazil and Argentina, Hernan Feller the Cannon continues to use the stage to speak from the blood of his heart and deliver a particularly important message pic.twitter.com/UHlv7EfctD
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"We are at the Maracanã Stadium, waiting for Brazil and Argentina," he opened the Super Clasico of South American national team football. "45 days after the October 7 massacre in Israel, we continue to vigorously condemn the Hamas terrorist organization. We continue to demand the release of the 240 abductees, including 22 Argentines and one Brazilian, so that everyone can return home, be reunited with their children, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and friends. So they can be free again, like you and me. We have faith and hope. They are not alone, we are together despite the distance. We need you, let's not give up. Bring back Ophelia, bring back all the abductees. We are waiting for them."
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