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Ex-Israeli hostage: My mother was killed by our army on 7 October

December 19, 2023 at 9:51 am

Israeli forces get prepared before entering the Gaza Strip for an attack in Nahal Oz, Israel on December 12, 2023 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

An Israeli who was released in the recent prisoner swap between the occupation and Hamas said that her mother was killed as a result of the occupation army shooting at the car that was transporting them to Gaza, as they were being taken as prisoners of war on 7 October.

In an interview broadcast on Israel’s Channel 12 yesterday, she said: “Al-Qassam Brigades fighters put the hostages in a truck on October 7, and Israeli forces opened fire on the vehicle.”

She added, “My mother, whom I loved very much, died. I was injured in my back, and my brother was injured in his leg.”

The channel claimed that the Israeli army “opened fire to stop a tractor that was heading to the Gaza Strip.”

On 7 October, the Palestinian resistance launched ‘Operation Al-Aqsa Flood’ during which its fighters infiltrated Israeli towns around Gaza and stormed military sites, taking 240 Israelis hostage.

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