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Israel-Gaza War Live: Israeli Hostages Mistakenly Killed By IDF In Gaza Were Holding Makeshift White Flag, Official Says

Israeli hostages killed mistakenly in Gaza were holding white flag, official says

Peter Beaumont

An initial IDF probe into the hostage killing incident suggests all three men were shirtless, with one carrying a makeshift white flag.

On seeing them, one Israeli soldier shouted “terrorists!” to the other forces, initiating fire at the men, according to reports.

While two hostages were hit immediately and fell to the ground, the third managed to escape into a nearby building where despite pleas in Hebrew, he was also shot and killed, a military official said.

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