Israeli strikes kill dozens in Rafah as raid rescues two hostages | BBC News

Israel said two male Israeli hostages have been rescued in Rafah, as Israeli air strikes hit the southern Gazan city.

One official from the Hamas-run health ministry said 48 Palestinians were killed in the strikes, while another says it’s “about 100”.

The Israeli military said Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Har, 70, were rescued from an apartment in Rafah during the raid, which was accompanied by “aerial coverage and a wave of strikes”.

The strike follows warnings from the international community over Israel’s planned offensive in the city, where 1.5 million people are sheltering.

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