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Israel-Hamas war: two hostages released in Gaza, end of negotiations on an agreement ?

Israel announces having released two Hamas hostages on the night of February 11-12 during an operation carried out Rafah, where The majority are refugees. Palestinians. Hamas denounces an offensive which left “around 100 dead”.

Two new Hamas hostages were taken released. The releases took place on the night of Sunday February 11 to Monday February 12 during a “joint operation between the IDF, the Shin Beth (Sea ;internal security) and the Israeli police" carried out é Rafah. Those released are two men, “Fernando Simon Marman, 60, and Louis Har, 70” who had been é kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak during the attack led by Hamas in Israel on October 7. Both men "are in good medical condition" according to the press release Israeli services and were supported &agrav; Sheba Hospital, Ramat Gan, "in a éstable condition" said Arnon Afek, associate general director of the company. from the hospital.

Israel welcomes nighttime operation Rafah and the release of the hostages, but Hamas on its side denounces an attack which left "around 100 dead" Palestinians. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu asked  &agrav; the Israeli army to prepare an offensive on Rafah, the border post with Egypt where Most of the 1.4 million Palestinians have taken refuge since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas according to the UN. But the IDF assures that its operation is not part of this offensive and was aimed at the recovery of hostages. Several States have warned of the "humanitarian catastrophe" that would lead to an attack on the overpopulated city considered by Benyamin Netanyahu as the "last bastion" of Hamas. The Israeli Prime Minister has promised that “safe passage” will be possible. [will be assured for] the civilian population so that they can leave" Rafah on the American channel ABC. American President Joe Biden has on his side call his ally  guarantee"the securityé of the Palestinian population.

Another 130 hostages held according to Israelël

While negotiations are underway between Israel and Hamas to try to find a new agreement on a truce and the release of the last hostages, Hamas warned on February 11 that the offensive planned and prepared by Israel would “torpedo” ;quot; any agreement. According to the Islamist group, in power à Gaza, a series of Israeli strikes launched against Rafah left more than 50 dead, hitting around ten houses and three mosques in different sectors of Rafah .

The fate of the hostages continues to cause concern. Around 250 people were involved. kidnapped in Israel on October 7 and 105 hostages were taken. released in exchange for 240 Palestinian prisoners during a week-long truce negotiated in November. After the release of the two hostages on the night of February 11 to 12, 130 people are still being held by Hamas, including 29 who are dead according to Hamas estimates. ;#39;Israel. 

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116