Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported that an agent of Israel’s Mossad intelligence service was executed on Saturday in the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan. The Guardian writes this, quoting Reuters. “He communicated with foreign services, including the Mossad, collecting confidential information and, with the participation of others, provided documents to foreign services, including the Mossad”, is the motivation that emerges from the Irna agency, while the reason is not indicated identity of the executed person.
Israel mourns the hostages killed by the IDF
Israel mourns the death of three hostages in Gaza, victims of what the army called a “tragic” incident committed by its own men and which sparked a wave of protests in Tel Aviv.
Yotam Haim, 28; Alon Shamriz, 26 and Samer El Talalqa, 25 were killed in a neighborhood of Gaza City by Israeli soldiers who mistook them for militiamen.
“During the clashes in Shejaiya, soldiers mistakenly identified three Israeli hostages as a threat and consequently killed them,” military spokesman Daniel Hagari said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the death of the hostages an “unbearable tragedy”, while hundreds of people gathered to protest in front of the Ministry of Defense waving flags and banners with the faces of some of the 129 hostages still held by Hamas.
According to the news site Axios, the director of the Israeli intelligence agency, David Barnea, will meet with Qatari Prime Minister Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani this weekend in Europe in an attempt to resume hostage negotiations.
Meanwhile, journalists continue to die in the fierce fighting in the Gaza Strip: Al Jazeera reported the killing of its correspondent Samer Abudaqa, while another, Wael Dahdouh, was injured by shrapnel during an Israeli missile attack in Khan Younis.
US President Joe Biden has called for more attention. “I want them to focus on saving civilian lives, not stop hunting Hamas, but be more careful,” Biden said. His national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, arrived in Israel and the West Bank to reiterate the message. “We don’t think it makes sense or is right for Israel to occupy Gaza in the long term,” he told reporters after meeting with Israeli officials.