Palestinian journalist killed by Israel was holding 3 Israeli hostages in his home

A journalist living in Gaza who reportedly wrote for Al Jazeera was holding three hostages in his home with his family before he was killed by the IDF rescue operation that ultimately rescued four hostages this Saturday, according to reports.

Abdallah Aljamal, who also worked as a spokesman for the Hamas-run labor ministry, was killed during the operation  that rescued hostages Almog Meir Jan, 21, Andri Kozlov, 27, and Shlomi Ziv, 41. Several member of Aljamal’s family were also killed in the raid.

“This is further proof that the Hamas terrorist organization uses the civilian population as a human shield,” the IDF said in a statement.

From The New York Post:

Before his death, Aljamal was contributing to the Palestine Chronicle news outlet, where he wrote a plethora of stories covering the deaths in Gaza during Israel’s offensive.

Many of his recent stories focused on the ongoing IDF operation in Nuseirat, where his own home was located, and where Israeli intelligence had figured out he was holding three of the four hostages rescued on Saturday near a refugee camp.

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Sky Palma

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