Terrorist holed up in Ofakim home said killed by Israeli forces after hostages rescued

A terrorist who was holed up in a home in Ofakim where Israeli forces earlier rescued two hostages was killed, public broadcaster Kan reports.

Earlier reports said four terrorists who were holding them hostage were killed. At least one member of Israel’s security forces was injured, according to reports in the Hebrew media.

In Kibbutz Be’eri in southern Israel, Israeli security forces and Palestinian terrorists who infiltrated into the kibbutz from Gaza were earlier engaged in a gun battle.

Hebrew media reports say Israeli forces are still working to clear the kibbutz of terrorists and exchanges of gunfire were heard.

Dozens of people were earlier rescued from the kibbutz dining hall where they were held hostage for hours. According to Kan, at least 48 people were freed in the incident.

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