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Fury on the streets of Tel Aviv over IDF shooting of Israeli hostages: Families of civilians kidnapped by Hamas stage demo after army admitted killing three it mistook for terrorists in Gaza fighting

Demonstrators marched in Israel this evening to share their anguish and fury at the accidental killing of three civilian hostages shot dead by the IDF in Gaza.

Scenes from Tel Aviv showed crowds of people, many themselves the families of people kidnapped by Hamas, taking to the streets with banners to mourn and call for the return of Israelis trapped in Gaza.

Protestors held signs calling for an immediate hostage exchange, showed pictures of loved ones now missing for nearly ten weeks, and saw an Israeli flag coated in red paint and left outside the ministry of defence.

The march came as the Israel Defense Forces admitted today they had accidentally killed three civilian hostages in Gaza after mistaking them as a ‘threat’ during their ongoing ground invasion.

The army’s chief spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, said Israeli troops found the hostages and erroneously identified them as a threat. He said it was not clear if they had escaped their captors or been abandoned.

Two of the victims were initially named – Yotam Haim, 28, who was abducted by Hamas from Kibbutz Kfar Aza, and Samer Fouad Talalka, 22, who was abducted from Kibbutz Nir Am on October 7.

The third victim mistakenly killed was later identified as Alon Lulu Shamriz, a 26-year-old computer engineering student born to Iranian parents. The Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council announced his death, saying he was shot dead by the IDF during fighting earlier today.

The IDF acknolwedged the three deaths today, expressing its ‘deep remorse over the tragic incident’ in a statement and saying it had launched an immediate investigation.

IDF Spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said: ‘This is a tragic incident, the IDF bears responsibility. This is an area where the soldiers encountered many terrorists, including suicide bombers.’

The deaths occurred in the (northern) Gaza City area of Shijaiyah, where troops have engaged in fierce battles against Hamas in recent days.

The Israeli military said it will be ‘reviewing the incident immediately’ adding that ‘immediate lessons’ have also been learnt.

The force said it’s mission remains to ‘locate the missing and return all hostages home’.

Yotam’s mother Iris Haim has been desperately trying to get son home since he disappeared more than two months ago.

She spoke at a press conference held by The Missing Families and Hostages Forum on Tuesday, recalling the last conversation she had with her son.

The terrified mother described the moment her son was taken by Hamas terrorists at 10.44am from a safe room he had been hiding in on October 7.

He told his mother that terrorists were ‘shooting at the house, shooting the door, shooting the safe room and burning the house.’

Their conversation began at 6.30am but became more frantic after her son discovered that it wasn’t a missle strike taking place, but a terror attack happening in his kibbutz.

A panicked Iris, said her son who suffers from some mental and medical issues was alone and ‘afraid.’ She tried to call the police and the army but could not get through.

Yotam’s parents lived in a nearby moshav and his father desperately wanted to get his son but was unable to because of Hamas surrounding the area.

‘We couldn’t help,’ she wept. ‘We knew we couldn’t help as a mother and a father we were so helpless.’

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