After the Israeli Defense Forces carried out a rescue operation that led to the rescue of four Hamas hostages in Gaza, top Israeli officials reiterated their commitment to bringing home the remaining hostages kidnapped by Hamas during its Oct. 7 attack on Israel.

Addressing the rescue operation in a post on X, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “Today, Israel carried out a remarkable rescue operation, freeing four hostages held by Hamas. We’re committed to getting the release of all the hostages, and we expect Hamas to release them all — but if they don’t, we’ll do whatever it takes to get them all back home.”

“Hamas is committing war crimes every day, including the holding of these hostages. Our soldiers are performing in the most valiant and moral way to end this war with a victory against these killers and against these kidnappers, and we shall prevail.”

In a video statement, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant called the rescue mission “one of the most heroic and extraordinary operations I have witnessed over the course of 47 years serving in Israel’s defense establishment.”

“IDF, ISA and Special Forces, as well as the forces who supported [those in the field], have conducted an unprecedented operation — daring in nature, planned brilliantly, and executed in an extraordinary fashion. The various security agencies cooperated closely — the IDF, ISA, and Special Forces — acting as one single unit,” he added.

“We will do everything possible to return all the hostages home,” he further promised.

The promise follows what would be the largest such hostage recovery operation conducted by Israel since its war with Hamas began. In the operation carried out by the IDF alongside the Israeli police’s special anti-terror unit and Israel Security Agency, four hostages – 22-year-old Almog Meir Jan, 26-year-old Noa Argamani, 27-year-old Andrey Kozlov and 41-year-old Shlomi Ziv – were rescued.