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Israeli military mistakenly kills three hostages in Gaza amid intense conflict

The Israeli military has announced the accidental killing of three hostages previously held by Hamas after soldiers mistakenly identified the three Israelis as a threat and opened fire on them.

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The Israeli military has announced the accidental killing of three hostages previously held by Hamas. This incident occurred amidst intense fighting in a battle-scarred neighborhood of Gaza City.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) disclosed on Friday that during combat in the Shejaiya area, troops mistakenly identified Yotam Haim, Alon Shamriz, and Samer El-Talalqa as threats, leading to their untimely deaths

Soldiers of the IDF mistakenly identified the three Israelis as a threat and opened fire on them, said the army’s chief spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari.

He said it was believed that the three had either fled their captors or been abandoned.

“Perhaps in the last few days, or over the past day, we still don’t know all the details, they reached this area,” Hagari said. He said the army expressed “deep sorrow” and was investigating.

These individuals had been captured from Kfar Aza kibbutz and Nir Am kibbutz during an attack by Hamas on 7 October.

The revelation of this incident came amidst widespread conflict across the territory, resulting in a significant influx of casualties into hospitals in Deir al-Balah, Khan Younis, and Rafah.

Reacting to the hostage deaths, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed deep sorrow, extending condolences to the families of the deceased. The army, through spokesperson Rear Adm Daniel Hagari, expressed regret and committed to a thorough investigation of the incident.

Additionally, the IDF reported the recovery of three more hostages’ bodies, including Elya Toledano and soldiers Nik Beizer and Ron Scherman. The identification process involved medical officials, military rabbis, and forensic experts, although the circumstances of their deaths remain undisclosed.

This conflict, which escalated following a Hamas incursion on October 7th that resulted in 1,200 deaths, mostly civilians, has seen a significant toll on human lives. Palestinian officials report over 18,700 fatalities, predominantly women and children, due to Israel’s offensive in Gaza.

The Israeli government emphasizes the retrieval of hostages as a primary objective. However, despite seven weeks of military operations in northern Gaza, the efforts have largely been limited to recovering bodies, with no new rescues reported.

Families of the hostages have expressed shock and demand explanations following the Mossad’s announcement of halting new negotiations for the hostages’ release.

During a brief truce in late November, there was a momentary respite as Hamas released over 100 captives, including women, children, and foreigners, in exchange for 240 detainees released by Israel. Despite this, the Israeli military states that over 130 hostages remain in captivity in Gaza.

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Association highlights that since 7 October, Israel has detained over 4,400 Palestinians, with approximately half held without charge.

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If they can “accidentally” shoot their own hostages, you can imagine just how many Palestinians have been shot for no reason at all. Of the 1400 casualties on Oct 7, some were ALSO victims of their own “friendly” fire.

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This is called fog of war – nothing can be certain in war. It also shows that Hamas leadership has likely no idea/control of all the hostages taken. Hence as expected (as mentioned couple weeks back) they have now stalled the exchange of prisoners/hostages as they can’t secure any more hostages (from the various terrorist factions) to bargain with. 3 Israeli hostages killed by own forces. Why no news about how many Palestinians are killed/wounded by the FAILED rockets fired towards Israel. Some reports saying as much as 40% of the Hamas/Palestinian factions make-shift rockets misfired and landed in Palestinian… Read more »

They admit its an honest mistakes. Lets Move On..

This is nothing compared to Hamas terrorists who killed people in the broad day light.

Terrorists are well known for chopping human heads, raping children, women, etc Do you think so?

This is all on Nethanyahu. Instead of sending expert negotiators to get the hostages released, he sends in the IDF to kill all in Gaza including the hostages. He should face an International Court on genocide charges. Perhaps the leftist Jews will be more proactive to remove Nethanyahu as PM.

Then want to create a White entity and A Soon to be Black entity for Chaos to rein. Why would I vote for Party like these?!? Creating shit in ppl family with their nonsense. Did any of the politicians speak up about it? Opposite it?!? Nada. Waiting for the Lee Empire to start the ball rolling!

If I say PAPIES and Team A and Oppo as Team B … So what does it means? They are together at opposing ends with same agenda. Why would I vote for any if they do nothing but lord over others and try to manipulate their lives?!?

Dun need to send your pawn stars to talk loudly in public, vying vote for PAPIES or OPPO. I won’t vote for Both. Period!

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