The IDF confirmed the killing of Hamas terrorist Ahmed Siam, who held 1000 Palestinians hostage, in an airstrike on Saturday.
The IDF's statement explained, "Based on precise IDF and ISA intelligence, and with the direction of IDF ground troops, IDF aircraft struck Ahmed Siam, a company commander of the Naser Radwan Company of the Hamas terrorist organization."
Two days prior, the IDF spokesperson exposed that Siam held hostage approximately 1000 Gazan residents at the Rantisi Hospital and prevented them from evacuating southwards for their safety.
Siam was, according to accounts, holding his own people hostage to use as human shields against Israel.
The IDF's statement continued saying, "Ahmed Siam was killed while hiding in the 'al Buraq' school, where additional terrorists under this command were also hiding and were killed. Ahmed Siam demonstrates once again that Hamas uses the civilians of the Gaza Strip as human shields for terror purposes."
However, despite the neutralization of the threat Siam arguably posed to civilians, Israel's detractors may attempt to use this incident as example of its military supposedly targeting Gazan hospitals and schools.
Those on the other side of the issue contend, however, that many of the casualties from this war could be avoided if terrorists would stop using human shields.
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