In a recent development in Gaza, the Israeli military successfully rescued two hostages, Fernando Simon Marman and Louis Har, from captivity.
This operation took place in Rafah, a southern city in Gaza, and was conducted alongside a series of airstrikes.
The airstrikes in Rafah have resulted in over 100 deaths, according to the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza.
These casualties include many civilians, with hospital officials in Rafah confirming the figures. The impact of the airstrikes has been significant, affecting various parts of the city, including residential areas.
The rescue of the hostages has drawn international attention, especially considering the backdrop of escalating tensions in the region. The White House has reported that U.S. President Joe Biden advised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against initiating a military operation in Rafah without a solid plan to ensure civilian safety, highlighting the need for restraint in military actions.
However, despite facing international pressure, Netanyahu has maintained a firm stance on the necessity of military action against Hamas and refused the cease-fire conditions.
Rafah, which borders Egypt, has become a focal point in the conflict, housing a large number of displaced Palestinians. The continuation of Israeli military operations in this area has raised concerns about the well-being of the civilian population amidst the ongoing hostilities.