The hostage Noa Argamani, 26, who was abducted during the massacre at the Nova festival on October 7 and rescued during the daring Operation Arnon on June 8, was held in captivity in the home of an "intellectual family" in Nuseirat.

The house belonged to 74-year-old Dr. Ahmed Al-Jamal and his wife Fatima. Ahmad's daughter, Zeynab, 27, and his son, Abdullah Al-Jamal, the photographer and operator of the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera, also resided in the house.

According to Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, Israeli soldiers stormed the home of Dr. Ahmed Al-Jamal using a ladder. His wife, 36-year-old Fatima Al-Jamal, was killed during the assault, as was his son Abdullah Al-Jamal. Zeynab,27, sustained serious injuries. Children were present in the house at the time of the assault, but they were unharmed during the hostage rescue operation.

Abdullah Al-Jamal worked for various publications and was formerly a Palestinian Ministry of Labour press secretary. Recently, he worked as an operator and photographer for the Qatari channel Al-Jazeera. Arab and Palestinian sources accuse Israel of causing the deaths of "uninvolved civilians" during the operation to "liberate the prisoners."