Israeli military says it mistakenly killed 3 Israeli hostages in battle-torn part of Gaza

Palestinian children inspect the demolished house that belongs to Hamed Sabbah, Friday, in the West Bank village of Urif, near Nablus. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

RAFAH, Gaza Strip— Israeli troops mistakenly shot three hostages to death Friday in a battle-torn neighborhood of Gaza City, and an Israeli strike killed a Palestinian journalist in the south of the besieged territory, underscoring the ferocity of Israel’s ongoing onslaught.