IDF Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari announced Thursday the continuation of a targeted military operation in Rafah, Gaza, aimed at liberating hostages held by Hamas. 

In an English-language video statement, Hagari emphasized the precision and necessity of the operation to combat Hamas and bring home Israeli hostages.

"Those who may have forgotten how savage and barbaric Hamas is have received a chilling reminder when they saw the horrifying footage of our girls being held in captivity," Hagari stated, referring to a recent video showing the abduction of five female soldiers from the Nahal Oz base during the October 7, 2023, attack by Hamas.

"Those young girls need to come back home. They need to come back home to their families. We must do everything to fulfill our critical mission of bringing all our hostages home and ensuring an enduring defeat of Hamas."... Read More: i24