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Hamas releases two more Israeli hostages

Hamas releases two more Israeli hostages Photo: Two more Israeli citizens were handed over to Red Cross (Getty Images)

The militants of Hamas have handed over two more Israeli citizens, who were held captive, to the Red Cross, report Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and The Times of Israel.

"A short while ago, Red Cross representatives transferred two Israeli released hostages to IDF special forces and ISA forces adjacent to the security fence with the Gaza Strip. Afterwards, they will make their way to the Hatzerim Base," the report said.

They were identified as 21-year-old Mia Schem and 40-year-old Amit Soussana.

At the same time, it is emphasized that in the next few hours, the transfer of several more Israeli hostages to the Red Cross is expected.

Release of hostages by Hamas

Last week, Israel signed an agreement with Hamas to cease hostilities in the Gaza Strip and release hostages. The first group of militants was released on November 24 and transported to hospitals in Israel.

The next day, Hamas released a group of 17 individuals and handed them over to the Red Cross. The third group of 17 hostages released by Hamas was received by the Red Cross on November 26.

In addition, Hamas released three underage French hostages.

For more details on Israel's agreements with Hamas and how long the conflict will continue, check out the RBC-Ukraine's material.