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Monday’s Top Stories: Israel says two hostages rescued as air strikes reported in Rafah; world marathon record holder dies in accident

Israel carried out a special forces operation that freed two Israeli hostages in Rafah amid air strikes early on Monday that local health officials said killed 37 people in the southern Gaza city.

A joint operation by the Israel Defence Forces, 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 October 7th, the military said.

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