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Middle East crisis live: EU foreign policy chief ‘extraordinarily concerned’ about Israel’s planned Rafah offensive



Josep Borrell says he is happy two hostages are free but expresses concern over new military operations with no evacuation plan in southern GazaSee all of our Israel-Gaza war coverageHospital officials in Rafah say at least 50 people have been killed in the Israeli airstrikes that accompanied a hostage rescue operation, according to Associated Press.

Dr Marwan al-Hams, director of the Abu Youssef al-Najjar hospital, said Monday the dead included women and children. An Associated Press journalist also counted the bodies brought to hospital.

The Israeli military said it rescued two hostages held in the territory in a raid that was backed up by Israeli strikes.This is a developing story and we will bring you more when we have it Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2024-02-12 14:53:14

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