The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have killed three of their hostages during an operation in Gaza. They were held hostage by Hamas. Israeli soldiers ‘mistakenly’ fired at them from a distance. They were killed on the spot. Protests started in Israel at night in this incident on Friday.
According to the British media BBC, hundreds of people took to the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday night. They were holding placards and candles. At that time the protest moved towards a military base in Tel Aviv. Protesters urged the government to negotiate a deal to free the hostages held by Hamas.
The news agency Reuters, citing the Israeli Defense Forces, said that Israeli troops went on a hostage rescue operation. During the conflict with the Hamas fighters there, the Israeli soldiers shot at the three hostages by mistake. The matter will be investigated and action will be taken soon.
The Israeli Defense Forces have released the names of the three hostages killed. They are Yotam Haim, Samer Talalka and Elon Shamriz. All three were taken by Hamas fighters after the October 7 attack.
In another report, Reuters reported that almost 20 percent of Israeli soldiers were killed in their own attacks in the war with Hamas. Of the 20 Israeli soldiers killed during the ground operation in Gaza, 13 were mistakenly shot as Hamas fighters.
1 thousand 200 people have been killed so far after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. Since then, Israeli forces have been attacking the Gaza Strip indiscriminately. More than 18,500 Palestinians have lost their lives in the Gaza operation that has been going on for more than two months. 50 thousand 594 people were injured.