Israel News: Israel says two of its hostages have been rescued in a raid in Rafah, bordering Egypt, amid reports of “violent” Israeli air strikes on the southern Gazan city.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in a statement said, the freed hostages are in good health condition, and have been taken to the hospital for medical tests. Earlier, the Palestine Red Crescent Society said Rafah was under attack, with several deaths reported.
Israeli officials did not give any details of the operation, but Defence Minister Yoav Gallant vowed to continue operations to free abducted Israeli people.
Israel’s military launched its operations in the Gaza Strip after more than 1,200 people were killed in southern Israel on 7 October by Hamas gunmen, who also took about 240 people hostage.
On Sunday, US President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that a Rafah offensive should not happen without measures to ensure the safety of civilians.