After Israel’s airstrikes on Rafah, international media reported that at least 11 members of the Israeli army were killed in the Khan Yunis area.
Palestinian news agency, SAMA, reported on Monday, February 12th, that these forces were killed in a Hamas ambush.
So far, Israeli authorities have not commented on this matter.
This comes as Palestinian authorities have announced the start of Israeli airstrikes on Rafah.
According to Palestinian health officials, more than 100 civilians, including women and children, have been killed and hundreds more wounded in Israeli attacks.
Reports indicate that Israeli warplanes have carried out about 40 airstrikes on residential homes and mosques in Rafah.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military has announced that two Israeli hostages have been freed and transferred to a medical center following the attack on Rafah in southern Gaza.
It should be noted that Israel’s airstrikes on Rafah, where a large population of Gaza refugees have sought shelter, have faced widespread condemnation.
On the other hand, President Biden of the United States has criticized Benjamin Netanyahu’s military attacks on Rafah, emphasizing the need to protect civilian populations.
According to UN statistics on Palestinian refugee affairs (UNRWA), since the beginning of the conflict in Palestine, over 100,000 people in Gaza have been killed, injured, or gone missing due to Israel’s invasion.