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12 Feb 2024

Gaza: 67 dead in Rafah strikes as Israel plans ground assault

International Editor

Israelis celebrated today following the rescue of two hostages from Rafah overnight.

While in Gaza they mourned the nearly 70 who were killed by the bombardments that accompanied the raid.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza puts the figure of those killed since Israel began military action in response to the 7th of October attacks at more than 28,000.

Israel is proposing a ground invasion of Rafah which is now estimated to be housing more than a million Palestinians.

These satellite images show how the city has become swollen by refugee families in tents.

Warning: This report contains distressing images.