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Israel rescues four hostages from Gaza, at least 100 Palestinians killed

Noa Argamani, Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov and Shlomi Ziv had been "rescued … from two separate locations in the heart of Nuseirat" in Gaza.
Ofir Tamir shows a placard of Noa Argamani during a press conference with other relatives of hostages said to be held in Gaza, at the Danish Parliament Christiansborg in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 30, 2023, during a meeting organized by 'The Missing Hostages Family Forum' and politician Rasmus Stoklund from the Social Democrats. Thousands of civilians, both Palestinians and Israelis, have died since October 7, 2023, after Palestinian Hamas militants based in the Gaza Strip entered southern Israel in an

WASHINGTON, Palestinian Territories (AFP)— Israel said its forces rescued four hostages alive from a Gaza refugee camp on Saturday in the largest rescue operation since the war began, which killed at least 100 Palestinians.

Around 100 Palestinians were killed in the Israeli operation, including children, and their bodies were taken to Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al-Balah, the hospital’s spokesperson Khalil Degran told The Associated Press Saturday. He said that 100 Palestinians wounded in the incident had also been brought in for treatment. Hamas officials said 210 Palestinians were killed in the assault as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United Nations Security Council to convene an emergency meeting. 

The four Israelis had been kidnapped by the Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas from the Nova music festival during the Oct. 7 attacks that sparked the war, the army said.

Noa Argamani, 25, Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andrey Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 40, had been "rescued … from two separate locations in the heart of Nuseirat" in a "complex daytime operation," the military said, adding that they were in "good medical condition."

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