DOHA/JERUSALEM, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Israel launched a special forces operation that freed two Israeli hostages in Rafah amid air strikes early on Monday, which local health officials said killed 37 people and wounded dozens in the southern Gaza city.

A joint operation by the Israel Defence Force (IDF), Israel’s domestic Shin Bet security service and the Special Police Unit in Rafah freed Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Hare, 70, the Israeli military said.

The two men were kidnapped by Hamas from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on Oct. 7, the military said.

  • @snekerpimp
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    262 months ago

    Kill 37 to save 2… what a waste of life and resources.

    • @assassinatedbyCIA
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      292 months ago

      They could have saved way more if they just organised a ceasefire. Heck some of their own hostages that they killed might still be alive if they weren’t so bloodthirsty.

    • @Rapidcreek
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      -232 months ago

      If you were one of the two, you’d have a different attitude.

      • @snekerpimp
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        212 months ago

        Negative. If I was a 60 year old hostage, I would be LIVID resources like that was used on me, that that many people lost their lives just so me and another old geezer can live. Survivors guilt to the extreme.