The room in the Al-Jamal home where Noa Argamani is said to have been kept

Noa Argamani, an Israeli hostage freed along with three others in a daring rescue operation by Israel forces, was held captive in the family home of a prominent Gaza civilian doctor and his son, an Al Jazeera photojournalist, according to a report by a pro-Palestinian "human rights" organization on Sunday.

Rami Abdul, the chairman of the Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, stated in a post on X: "In an initial testimony documenting the killings committed by the Israeli army in the Nuseirat camp today, the @EuroMedHR reported that the Israeli army used a ladder to enter the home of Dr. Ahmed Al-Jamal. The army immediately executed 36-year-old Fatima Al-Jamal upon encountering her on the staircase. The forces then stormed the house and executed her husband, journalist Abdullah Al-Jamal, 36, and his father, Dr. Ahmed, 74, in front of his grandchildren. The army also shot their daughter, Zainab, 27, who sustained serious injuries."

Abdul highlighted that several family members were killed during the operation, including 36-year-old Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Jamal, who was also identified as a staff writer for the U.S. outlet The Palestine Chronicle. Al-Jamal's wife was also killed during the rescue mission.

Imran Khan, a senior correspondent for Al Jazeera's English channel, addressed the network's connection to Al-Jamal in an Instagram post. He clarified that Al-Jamal was a freelancer in the past and stated, "The individual in question who was killed in the raid along with his family was, at one point, a freelance journalist. He has never worked for Al Jazeera Arabic or English."

The operation, during which three other hostages were also rescued from a separate location, has faced condemnation due to the high alleged death toll on the Palestinian side. However, these criticisms overlook the accountability of those holding captives in densely populated residential areas within Gaza.

Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor did not address why so-called "civilians" were holding Argamani, an Israeli hostage who was kidnapped along with her boyfriend during the Nova music festival on October 7. Reports suggest that Hamas paid civilian families to hold Israeli hostages.

Additionally, the organization called for an investigation into claims that Israeli forces used the U.S. humanitarian aid pier to enter. Both the U.S. and Israel have denied this claim.

In response to these allegations, Palestinians have stated they would boycott aid transferred via the pier, which had only resumed operations this weekend after being out of order due to bad weather since late May.

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