Published On 12 Feb 2024
At slightest 67 radical were killed successful aerial raids connected the overcrowded metropolis of Rafah, according to a connection from the Hamas-run territory’s Ministry of Health.
The predawn strikes connected Monday deed 14 houses and 3 mosques successful antithetic parts of the metropolis successful the southbound of the enclave, the Hamas authorities reported.
The Israeli subject said it “conducted a bid of strikes connected panic targets successful the country of Shaboura successful the confederate Gaza Strip”.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US broadcaster ABC News that the Rafah cognition would proceed until Hamas was eliminated, adding helium would supply “safe passage” to civilians wishing to leave.
When pressed to specify wherever they mightiness go, Netanyahu said: “You know, the areas that we’ve cleared northbound of Rafah, plentifulness of areas there. But, we are moving retired a elaborate plan.”
The Israeli subject announced aboriginal connected Monday that 2 radical had been rescued successful Rafah aft astir 130 days successful captivity.
In a statement, the service identified the 2 arsenic Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har, saying they “were kidnapped by the Hamas violent enactment connected October 7th from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak”. Both were successful “good aesculapian condition”, it added.
About 1.4 cardinal Palestinians person crowded into Rafah, with galore surviving successful tents, portion food, h2o and medicine are becoming progressively scarce.
The precarious humanitarian concern successful Rafah has prompted assistance groups and overseas governments, including Israel’s cardinal state the United States, to explicit heavy interest implicit the perchance disastrous consequences of expanding operations there.