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Dozens of Palestinians killed amid fighting in Gaza near hostage release zone

At least 94 bodies have arrived at a hospital in central Gaza during heavy fighting, a health official has said.

Khalil Degran spoke to The Associated Press as fighting continued in the part of Gaza where the Israeli military rescued four hostages on Saturday morning.

The official said more than 100 injured people have also arrived at Al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah.

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Noa Argamani is one of the four named hostages (Hostages Families Forum Headquarters via AP)

Earlier, Israel鈥檚 army said it rescued Noa Argamani, 25; Almog Meir Jan, 21; Andrey Kozlov, 27; and Shlomi Ziv, 40, in two locations in a complex daytime operation in the heart of Nuseirat on Saturday morning, raiding the two places at once and under fire.

Ms Argamani had been one of the most widely-recognised hostages after being abducted from a music festival in southern Israel. The video of her abduction was among the first to surface, with Ms Argamani detained between two men on a motorcycle as she screamed: 鈥淒on鈥檛 kill me!鈥

Her mother, Liora, has stage four brain cancer and in April released a video pleading to see her daughter before she dies.

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Andrey Kozlov, 27, one of four hostages who were kidnapped, arrived by helicopter to the Sheba Medical Centre in Ramat Gan, Israel (AP)

The bodies of nearly 100 Palestinians killed were taken to Al-Aqsa Hospital, where a spokesperson told The Associated Press more than 100 wounded also arrived. AP reporters also saw the dead brought to the hospital from the Nuseirat and Deir al-Balah areas as smoke rose in the distance.

Israel鈥檚 military said it attacked 鈥渢hreats to our forces in the area鈥. The military said one fighter had been seriously wounded.

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Palestinians wounded in the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip arrive at al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir al Balah (AP)

International pressure mounts on Israel to limit civilian bloodshed in its war in Gaza, which reached its eighth month on Friday with more than 36,700 Palestinians killed, according to Gaza鈥檚 health ministry, which does not distinguish between fighters and civilians.

Palestinians face widespread hunger because fighting and Israeli restrictions have largely cut off the flow of aid.

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Hundreds of Israelis were kidnapped in a Hamas-led attack on October 7 (AP)

Saturday鈥檚 hostage recovery operation brings the total of rescued captives to seven. Two men were rescued in February when troops stormed a heavily guarded apartment, and a woman was rescued in the aftermath of the October attack.

Israeli troops have recovered at least 16 bodies of hostages from Gaza, according to the government.

Defence minister Yoav Gallant called Saturday鈥檚 rescue 鈥渁 heroic operation鈥 and vowed the army will fight until all hostages are returned.

Almog Meir Jan waves his hands in the air
Almog Meir Jan was among those kidnapped (AP)

Israel is intensifying operations across central Gaza, where the hostages were rescued. On Thursday, an Israeli air strike hit a UN-run school compound in Nuseirat, killing more than 33 people inside the school, including three women and nine children.

Some 30 militants were said to be inside at the time and on Friday, with Israel released the names of 17 militants it said were killed. However, only nine of those names matched with records of the dead from the hospital mortuary.

One of the alleged militants was an eight-year-old boy, according to hospital records.

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