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Israel Mourns Gaza Hostages Mistakenly Killed

Israel is in mourning after three Gaza hostages were killed when Israeli troops mistakenly identified them as a threat. The Israeli army expressed remorse over the “tragic” incident, with the victims—Yotam Haim, Alon Shamriz, and Samer El-Talalqa—shot during operations in Gaza City. The trio was among the estimated 240 people taken hostage during Hamas’s October 7 raids into Israel.

The incident has led to protests in Tel Aviv, where hundreds gathered to call on the government to secure the release of the remaining hostages in Hamas-ruled territory. The hostages’ deaths have intensified scrutiny of Israel’s military operations in Gaza, already facing criticism for civilian casualties.