Israel says five Gaza hostages found dead in tunnel, circumstances being probed

December 25, 2023

In a Hebrew chyron directed at Israel, the Iranian-backed Islamist group said: "Your military weapons killed the three." Hamas has previously said some hostages died in Israel's shelling of Gaza. One tunnel ran to the home of Ahmad Al Ghandour, chief of Hamas' North Gaza brigade, the Israeli military said. The military video did not include images corresponding to the hostages' bedroom shown in the Hamas video, whose ceiling appeared differently designed though also tiled in white. (This story has been corrected to say 'found dead' instead of 'died' in the headline)(Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Mark Potter)