A minimum of 67 individuals have been killed in air raids on the overcrowded metropolis of Rafah, in line with a press release from the Hamas-run territory’s Ministry of Well being.
The predawn strikes on Monday hit 14 homes and three mosques in several components of the town within the south of the enclave, the Hamas authorities reported.
The Israeli army stated it “carried out a collection of strikes on terror targets within the space of Shaboura within the southern Gaza Strip”.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed US broadcaster ABC Information that the Rafah operation would proceed till Hamas was eradicated, including he would offer “protected passage” to civilians wishing to depart.
When pressed to specify the place they may go, Netanyahu stated: “You realize, the areas that we’ve cleared north of Rafah, loads of areas there. However, we’re understanding an in depth plan.”
The Israeli army introduced early on Monday that two individuals had been rescued in Rafah after almost 130 days in captivity.
In a press release, the military recognized the 2 as Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har, saying they “have been kidnapped by the Hamas terrorist group on October seventh from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak”. Each have been in “good medical situation”, it added.
About 1.4 million Palestinians have crowded into Rafah, with many dwelling in tents, whereas meals, water and drugs have gotten more and more scarce.
The precarious humanitarian state of affairs in Rafah has prompted support teams and overseas governments, together with Israel’s key ally the US, to specific deep concern over the possibly disastrous penalties of increasing operations there.