Israeli strikes in Rafah kill dozens of Palestinians, say Gaza officials

by 24britishtvFeb. 12, 2024, 1 p.m. 24

At least 50 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes on the southern city of Rafah, according to Gaza health officials, as the Israeli military said it had freed two hostages during a raid by special forces on the city. The raid was celebrated in Israel, which has been seeking the release of more than 100 captives held by Hamas and other militant groups. But the operation also meant heavy airstrikes pounded Rafah, the city on the southern edge of the Gaza Strip where about 1.4 million Palestinians have fled to escape fighting elsewhere in the Israel-Hamas war. Women and children were among those killed in the Israeli strikes, according to Dr Marwan al-Hams, director of Abu Youssef al-Najjar hospital, and dozens were wounded. Residents said two mosques and several houses were bombed Middle East crisis live: two Israeli hostages freed amid Rafah strikes that officials say killed at least 50 Palestinians Two Israeli hostages freed in Rafah, says IDF, as Palestinians report dozens of deaths


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