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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    264 months ago

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

    • @assassinatedbyCIA
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      294 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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      -234 months ago

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

      • @snekerpimp
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        214 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.

        • @Rapidcreek
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          -224 months ago

          You therefore have never been in a life threatening situation. Good luck if you ever are.

            • @Rapidcreek
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              -174 months ago

              It’s not survivors guilt to want to live.

                • @Rapidcreek
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                  -144 months ago

                  Has nothing to do with the base human instict of wanting to live. Survior’s guilt is something for amateur psychologists to roll out after the fact.

          • @snekerpimp
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            84 months ago

            Bold of you to assume my life story friend. It seems you have your own demons you need to fight. Good luck on your journey and I hope you find peace.

            • @Rapidcreek
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              -124 months ago

              Pretty obvious as you discount death of some but not others. Either only some life is cheap to you or you have no empathy because you have no experience.

              • @snekerpimp
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                64 months ago

                ??? You are talking nonsense. All life is sacred. No where did I say some should die to save others… discounting you as a troll and moving on with my life. Peace be with you brother, I hope you find your calm.

                • @Rapidcreek
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                  -74 months ago

                  You said that 2 hostages lives weren’t worth other deaths. If, as you say,all life is sacred, why are the hostages lives not sacred? My response was you would feel differently if you were a hostage, and you just doubled down. You mouth peaceful wishes now, when the most peaceful way is to release the hostages. You are being hypothetical

  • @Alteon
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    04 months ago

    It wouldn’t surprise me if 36 of the 37 was an infant ward, and the one was the nurse attending it. It’d be par for the course on the IDF’s track record. Hell, I’d bet that the 37 deaths were more because they could than it being actually necessary.