Israel kills three hostages during ground invasion

IDF's new Spokesman-General, Brigadier General Daniel Hagari,
IOF spokesperson, Daniel Hagari.
TEL AVIV – The Israeli military on Friday said it had mistakenly killed three Israeli captives during its ground operation in the Gaza Strip.

An army spokesperson, Daniel Hagari, announced the incident in Gaza's Shuja'iyya neighborhood during which the army mistakenly identified three detainees as fighters and shot them dead. اضافة اعلان

According to an initial after-action review, the detainees had managed to escape their captors on Friday morning. When they were discovered by the troops, they were fired upon, as it was believed to be a sterile area that was clear of detainees. 

Their targeting occurred as there were no good visuals on them, and they could have been wearing clothes that made them appear as locals, the spokesperson said.

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