Israeli hostage mistakenly killed by IDF in Gaza was holding makeshift white flag, officials say

This atrocity by Israeli Defense Forces could, should be, a game changer. Making headlines even in the mainstream news, protests are erupting on both sides of this conflict and across the political spectrum. MH

Bel Trew – The Independent Dec 16, 2023

One Israeli hostage was waving a makeshift white flag and another called for help in Hebrew when they were shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Gaza who mistook them for militants, a military official has said.

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According to a preliminary investigation, three male hostages, all shirtless, appeared in Shejaiya in northern Gaza, with one holding a long stick with white fabric attached to it.

A soldier nearby mistakenly identified them as militants and opened fire.

Two hostages were hit and the third, who was wounded, managed to escape to a nearby building where other troops heard him crying for help in Hebrew.

Israeli media separately reported that the third wounded hostage had ducked for cover in a building and reappeared before taking cover again after which he was killed by a second soldier before a commander, concerned by the incident issued a ceasefire order.

The Israeli military official said that they believed that the hostages – who were named by the military as Samer Fuad El-Talalka, Yotam Haim and Alon Shamriz – had either been let go or had escaped. They are investigating a building bearing the phrase “SOS” a few hundred metres away from the location of the killings to see if it is connected to the hostages.

Calling the killing of the three hostages “horrific and tragic” the military official told reporters that what happened was against the Israeli military’s rules of engagement.

Following the news hundreds of protesters have marched to the Israeli war cabinet’s meeting spot in Tel Aviv.

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Martin comments: I have little doubt this will ultimately be spun out as “extraordinary” and phrases such as “the fog of war” will be trotted out. But the IDF have committed such atrocities for as long as I can remember. Not saying any other nations are much better mind you. War is shit regardless of who is doing the killing.

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