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13 foreign hostages held in Gaza killed in Israeli air strikes, claims Hamas

Palestinian militants from Hamas journey on a truck with their weapons throughout in 2007. File picture/AP

At the least 13 Israeli and international hostages held within the northern Gaza Strip have been killed in Israeli air strikes prior to now 24 hours, Hamas’s armed wing stated Friday.

In a shock assault early Saturday, Hamas militants stormed Israeli communities close to the Gaza border and fired barrages of rockets, in an assault that claimed greater than 1,200 lives.

Israel says Hamas has taken greater than 150 folks hostage, together with each civilians and safety forces.

“Thirteen prisoners… including foreigners” had been killed in 5 areas focused by Israeli fighter jets, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades stated in a press release.

Israel has rained air and artillery strikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip — a densely populated enclave of two.4 million folks — flattening buildings and killing greater than 1,500 folks.

In keeping with the Hamas media workplace in Gaza, not less than 500 youngsters are among the many useless.

The Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades had warned this week that “every targeting of our people without warning will be met with the execution of one of the civilian hostages”.

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