How a Prominent Gazan Family Secretly Kept Three Hostages

Stand for Israel  |  June 24, 2024

The site of the Re'im music festival massacre, in southern Israel, June 9, 2024.
(Photo: Chaim Goldberg/Flash90)

Three Israeli hostages taken on October 7 were hidden in the home of a well-known Gazan family, and The Jerusalem Post asks how was this possible:

Dr. Ahmad – a general practitioner, imam, and member of a prominent family in Gaza – secretly held three Israeli hostages captive in his home for six months, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Every day, Aljamal returned home from work to his son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and captives Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv.

According to the report, citing residents, it was an open secret within the Nuseirat camp that Aljamal’s family was associated with Hamas. Aljamal’s brother, Abdelrahman Aljamal, is a Hamas lawyer in Gaza. Nevertheless, the report stated that most did not know of the three hostages being held in a dark room in the family’s house.