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BGU Eagerly Awaits Noa Argamani’s Return to Campus

BGU Eagerly Awaits Noa Argamani’s Return to Campus

June 10, 2024

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Welcome home sign for recently rescued BGU engineering student Noa Argamani.

Ynetnews – Over the weekend, signs that had been hung on the campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Beer-Sheva calling for the release of student Noa Argamani from captivity were removed.

In their place, new signs have been hung at the entrance to the campus with her picture and the inscription, “Welcome our dear Noa, we’re so glad you’re home.”

BGU’s President Prof. Daniel Chamovitz expressed his joy in his statement on June 8, “While many of you may have already heard, it’s a joy that bears repeating. After eight unimaginable months in captivity, Noa and three others were freed in a remarkably complex and daring operation. I have spoken with Noa’s father, Yaacov, and their family is overwhelmed with happiness. Noa is currently reunited with her mother, who is in the same hospital for treatment.

Here in Israel and across the BGU community, we cannot hold back our tears of joy. Tomorrow, we will experience our campus in a new light. I will remove Noa’s chair from outside my office, a symbol of her absence that we no longer need. We will walk with a slightly lighter step, infused with renewed hope and relief.

Yet, our joy is tempered by the continued absence of Noa’s boyfriend, our alumnus Avinatan Or, another alumnus, Sasha Tropanov, and all the other captives still awaiting their turn to come home. Our community remains incomplete until everyone is safely returned.

Today, let us take a moment to celebrate Noa’s return and draw strength from this victory.”

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