3 Hostages shot by IDF put out ‘SOS’ before being killed

Three men that were killed by Israeli Defense Forces on Friday and later identified as Israeli hostages that were held by Hamas had put out an SOS in Hebrew and waved white flags before being shot according to the BBC.

Israeli officials have admitted that the killing was a breach of the rules of engagement.

“The IDF doesn’t shoot a person who raises their hands,” said the head of the IDF Herzi Halevi.

He said Gazans with a white flag must be arrested and not shot “if they lay down their arms and raise their hands”.

The three deceased men were identified as Yotam Haim, 28, Samer Talalka, 22, and Alon Shamriz, 26 – all Israeli.

According to a military official who agreed to speak anonymously to the BBC the hostages emerged shirtless from a building with one holding a stick with a white cloth attached to it.

It is not clear if the hostages had been abandoned by their captors or escaped.

Another 120 hostages are thought to be held captive in Gaza by Hamas or allied Palestinian groups.

Read full story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-67745092


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  1. Let's Face It
    December 27, 2023

    The power of reparations!
    Look how much evil people can commit when given reparations. Do we still want reparations?

  2. J.John-Charles
    December 20, 2023

    To Man Bite Doges.
    If I forget the Bible,.Where else are you sending me to get information of things that matters most? quote
    Holy Bible book divine
    Precious treasure
    Thou art mine.

    To Lin Clown.
    Good question. We must always remember the Almighty God was the One who brought the universe into existence.Genesis 1:1. Before He promised the LAND to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and even before He divided it to the 12 sons of Jacob (Israel) the Canaanites were the Occupants. But because of their evil acts God got rid of them Nehemiah 9:7-8 and He divided the LAND to the Israelites.
    God said the LAND is Mine. Leviticus 25:23.
    God said in Joshua 1:2 “I am giving the LAND to the children of Israel.”
    God even gave the boundaries of the LAND. Read Genesis 15:18-21.
    I can continue, but let me say in closing.That LAND belongs to God and He gave it to Israel.

    Jesus will return. Are you ready?
    He may come today.

  3. Lin clown
    December 20, 2023

    The real clown is saying Hamas is NOT a terrorist organization,America,Israel and EU are.All of them especially America have murdered more innocent men,women and children than any other nation.If God gave the Israelites land,it mean before God gave them the land it belonged to somebody else.So J.John-Charles should say who the land belong to,before it was given to Israel.

  4. December 19, 2023

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Well Israel army has been killing the Palestinian people in that way for years so it’s no surprise that they killed three of their own citizens who strip down to their under wear while holding a white flag indicating they are not a threat. Israel is a country that don’t abide by any international law. They have killed over nine thousand children but the ICC won’t indict them because the court is a construct of America. The ICC indict Putin for taking Ukraine children to Russia but it won’t go after Netanyahu and his military generals who said exactly what they were going to do to Gaza. If those three men were Palestinian they would have said that they killed three armed combatants when their own citizens tried to surrender to their military and they was killed in cold blood. Israel is an apartheid country and one day it will collapse on it self. Only America and Germany that think Israel is a democracy.

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  5. J.John-Charles
    December 19, 2023

    Those who say say,
    “The land belongs to the Palestinians and Israel is occupying what does not belong to them.”
    The question is, at what time in history did Palestine become a nation and who was the king or president or prime Minister.
    Was it recognized as an independent nation by the U.N?.
    Long before 1948, Israel was already a nation. Now that we are in the Christmas season, we sing “Christ was born the King of Israel.”
    I am not asking you whether you believe the Bible is infallible or not. Your answer cannot change the truth. John 1:49 states that Nathanael told Christ,
    “You are the king of Israel.” Again, the scriptures mentioned wise men came from the region of Iraq to Israel.
    Where is He (Jesus Christ) who has been born King of the Jews (Israel) Matthew 2:2. These words were spoken over 2000 yrs ago.It isn’t a Johnny come lately thing. God gave His people this piece of LAND over 3 thousand yrs ago.
    You most have heard of David and solomon, kings of…

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 2 Thumb down 8
  6. Matt
    December 19, 2023

    Well that’s what you get when Israel(fake/white European Jews) use guns, missiles, b*mbs of mass destruction to fight their enemies. But, African/Black people are trained and educated to use Israel’s god to fight their enemies. You are left to figure that one out. 🙄

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  7. Peeping Tom
    December 18, 2023

    If the world ever needed further proof that Israel operates above and beyond international law, it now has it.

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  8. J.John-Charles
    December 18, 2023

    That is what you call collateral damage.In war innocent citizens and even babies become victims. It is so sad this happens on both sides.
    Hamas without any provocation, attached Israel and killed hundreds of innocent peple including women and children. To add insult to injury, hamas is holding so many Isrealites hostage.
    But they are saying that Israel is at fault.
    From the time God gave Israel this piece of LAND, the enemies of God have been at war with Israel. “But once God is on your side victory is sure. Oh yes.

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 3 Thumb down 7
    • Man bite dogs
      December 19, 2023

      J.John Charles, I’m making no apologies but you like many blacks are brainstorming stupid by Americans crap media, take a closer look to see who controlled most US. UK and Australian media, forget what the bible said and come forward with all your crazy crap.

    • Sttttuuuppeeesss
      December 19, 2023

      You must stop using Gods name as a defence for the foolishness you are commenting.

  9. confused
    December 18, 2023

    So from reading your last line, are you saying you agree what Putin is doing in Ukraine, no different to what Israel is doing the Palestine people, killing of innocent people.

    • Hmmmmmmmm
      December 19, 2023

      Putin has every right to defend his country against America and the West in their proxy wa against Russia, and he is successfully doing just that. Ukraine is finished, and Ukrainians might soon overthrow Zelensky.

  10. Hmmmmmmmm
    December 18, 2023

    Never in my mind did i think that Israel and the Israel IDF were so weak!
    Israel is nothing more than a paper tiger, a weak, ragtag military that has been stretched to the limit by a militia, that has no planes, tanks, ballistic missiles, etc..Hamas has delivered what noone thought was possible on this brutal state called Israel…Just imagine what Hezbollah would do to them. Israel and America, (Netanyahu and Biden) should be charged with war crimes..
    Why charge Putin, and leave out Biden and Netanyahu? No wonder the rest of the world except Europe embraces Putin so much!

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    • Yeah
      December 18, 2023

      10 000% in agreement with you.
      Hezbollah would would have annihilated them. Well Biden and Netanyahou will not be charges with war crimes, because they make the rules.
      The rest of the world know that… Reasons why sanctions on Russia, or Russias isolation did not work. The rest of the world is tired of Americas double standard.

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    • ???
      December 18, 2023

      Israel can fight Palestinians who are armed with stones, but their weakness has been exposed by Hamas.
      Well they have challenged Hezbolla already in 2006, and had to stop the fight, because they were suffering heavy losses in both men and equipment.

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