twelve hostages, including ten Israelis, were released Tuesday evening by the Islamist movement

The IDF announced early Tuesday evening that a new group of twelve hostages had been released and handed over to the Red Cross.


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Caregivers welcoming the hostages released on November 28, 2023, in a medical center in Tel Aviv (Israel).  (JACK GUEZ / AFP)

New releases, on the fifth day of a truce which continues. The Israeli army announced, Tuesday, November 28 in a press release published early in the evening on Telegram, that twelve hostages, including ten Israelis and two Thais, had arrived on Israeli territory, after having been handed over a little earlier to the Red Cross by Hamas in Rafah. “After an initial medical examination, the released hostages will continue to be accompanied by IDF soldiers during their journey to Israeli hospitals, where they will be reunited with their families,” she clarified.

Several Israeli hostages, accompanied by masked Palestinian fighters from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, were handed over to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Rafah, in Palestinian territory near the Egyptian border, according to a photographer from the AFP on site.

Under the agreement between the two belligerents, the Israeli prison administration confirmed having released 30 Palestinian prisoners. Among them are “15 minors and 15 women”according to the spokesperson for the Qatari Foreign Ministry, Majed al-Ansouri, on X

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