WSJ Reveals Doctor and Al Jazeera Journalist as Hostage Holders

By Yoni Weiss

Palestinians look at the aftermath of the Israeli rescue operation in the Nuseirat refugee camp, Gaza Strip, on June 8. (AP Photo/Jehad Alshrafi, File)

The Wall Street Journal revealed on Monday that the two terrorists who held hostages Almog Meir Jan, Andrey Kozlov, and Shlomi Ziv are Ahmad Aljamal, a 73-year-old family doctor considered a pillar of his community, and his son, Abdallah, a 37-year-old Al Jazeera journalist.

Despite the Aljamals holding three of the four hostages rescued in Operation Arnon, their neighbors were unaware of the situation.

Ahmad Aljamal worked in both public and private clinics in Nuseirat and served as an imam at a local mosque. He lived with his son Abdallah, his daughter-in-law, and their children, alongside the hostages they held on behalf of Hamas.

One neighbor reported that although the terrorists were close to Hamas, they were “surprised” to learn about the hostages, stating, “they did not know anything about it.”

Residents of Nuseirat mentioned that “it was common knowledge that the Aljamal family has extensive ties to Hamas, but few in the crowded neighborhood knew about the secret they were holding in the small, dark room of the family home.”

Additionally, it was noted that the Abu-Naar family held Noa Argamani, who was also taken hostage and later rescued in Operation Arnon. The Abu-Naar family members were killed, and their house was destroyed.

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