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Hamas releases another group of hostages

Hamas releases another group of hostages Illustrative photo (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

Hamas militants have released another group of hostages. Currently, they are heading towards Israeli territory, according to a statement from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Telegram.

"Based on information that was received from the Red Cross, 11 hostages are currently on their way to Israeli territory," the statement reads.

Meanwhile, Israel has released Palestinian hostages - three women and up to 30 individuals aged up to 19 years old. Nine of the detainees are residents of East Jerusalem, while the rest, presumably, are from the West Bank.

Hostage release during the ceasefire

Last week, Israel reached an agreement with Hamas for a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in exchange for releasing hostages. The first exchange took place on November 24. Hamas released 24 individuals - 13 Israeli citizens and 11 foreigners. They were transported to Israeli hospitals where they reunited with their families.

On November 25, the Red Cross received the second group of hostages released by Hamas, consisting of 17 individuals, including 4 foreigners.

Also, on November 26, Hamas released another 17 hostages, including Israeli and foreign citizens.

According to reports, Israel has released 39 underage Palestinians from prisons as part of the hostage exchange agreement with Hamas.

For more details on Israel's agreements with Hamas and the duration of the conflict, read the material by RBC-Ukraine.