Hamas says two Israeli hostages killed by air strikes in Gaza

Israeli air strikes over the past four days in Gaza have killed two hostages and seriously injured eight others, the armed wing of Hamas announced Sunday on its Telegram channel. The news came as Binyamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli military will provide "safe passage for the civilian population" ahead of an expected assault on the severely overcrowded southern Gaza city of Rafah. Read our blog to see how the day's events unfolded.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP, Reuters)

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