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Rescued hostage Noa Argamani onboard the helicopter that flew her home to Israel, June 8, 2024.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed Sunday evening that three of the hostages rescued Saturday from captivity in the central Gaza town of Nuseirat, was being held at the home of Abdallah Aljamal, another Hamas “journalist.”

“Following the completion of IDF and Shin Bet (ISA) examinations of reports on the subject, it can be confirmed that Abdallah Aljamal was an operative in the Hamas terrorist organization who held the hostages Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv captive in his family home in Nuseirat,” the IDF said.


“The hostages were held captive by Abdallah Aljamal and members of his family in their home. This is further evidence of the deliberate use of civilian homes and buildings by the Hamas terrorist organization to hold Israeli hostages captive in the Gaza Strip. Israeli security forces will continue to make every effort to bring the hostages home.”

It was believed earlier that the fourth hostage who was rescued, 26-year-old Noa Argamani, was being held by Abdallah Aljamal.

Aljamal was a contributor the pro-Hamas Qatar-based Al Jazeera news outlet and “photojournalist” for the anti-Israel, US-based Palestine Chronicle nonprofit organization.

Aljamal and several family members, including his father, who was a doctor, were killed Saturday while trying to prevent the Israeli forces from rescuing Argamani.

The claim was supported by an anti-Israel post on the X social platform by Ramy Abdul, chairman of the Geneva-based Euro-Med Monitor. Abdul reported Abdullah Aljamal, 36, was a journalist.

Israeli journalist Eitan Fischberger and Euro-Med Monitor chairman Ramy Abdul both reported that Aljamal also worked as a spokesperson for the Hamas-run Gaza Ministry of Labor, meaning he was a member of the terror group.

Euro-Med Monitor claimed in a report on its website that “over two hundred Palestinians” were killed and “hundreds more were injured, most of them women and children” during the IDF rescue of Noa Argamani from Hamas captivity in Nuseirat, which the organization refers to as a “massacre.”

There was no mention in the organization’s statement of the Hamas terrorists who fought Israeli forces from behind the civilians they used as human shields, and it is likewise unclear how many were killed, let alone how many of those were terrorists and how many were uninvolved civilians.

The operation was carried out in cooperation with the Israeli Yamam Counter Terror Unit and the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

“The US hostage cell [also] played a decisive role in freeing the hostages”, with “high-precision American technology that had not been used before in the process of freeing the hostages,” according to Galei Tzahal Israel Army Radio.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.