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Hamas releases 17 hostages, hands over to Red Cross

The Hamas organization has released 14 Israeli hostages who were kidnapped on October 7. The hostages were handed over to the International Red Cross

Tel Aviv, Nov 26 ( BPNS)

The Hamas organization has released 14 Israeli hostages who were kidnapped on October 7. The hostages were handed over to the International Red Cross. 3 foreign hostages were also released by Hamas.

Of this 13 were Israeli citizens, one a Russian- Israeli citizen and 3 from other nations.

The Israel side will also release 42 Palestinian prisoners including women and children.

Sources in IDF told BPNS that the 17 hostages are now with the IDF and that they will soon reach Israel’s border from the Gaza strip. It may be recalled that Hamas had on Saturday delayed the release of Israeli hostages charging that Israel had delayed the supply of aid materials to the Gaza strip which was part of the condition for a ceasefire.

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