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IDF announced new group of hostages released from Hamas captivity

IDF announced new group of hostages released from Hamas captivity IDF reported the release of another group of hostages (Illustrative photo: GettyImages)

Representatives of the Red Cross have handed over a group of 14 hostages released by Hamas to Egypt. Among them are 4 foreigners, according to The Times of Israel.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that 14 hostages released by Hamas this evening have been transported from the Gaza Strip to Egypt through the Rafah border crossing by the Red Cross.

Recently, the Red Cross handed over 10 released Israelis and 4 Thai citizens to Egypt. The freed hostages are currently en route to Israel through Egypt to meet with our soldiers at Kerem Shalom, according to the IDF.

Israeli forces will verify the identities of the released individuals and then escort them to Israel through the side gates at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

IDF representatives are providing the families of the hostages with the latest available information.

A representative of the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on their X page that Israel will release 30 Palestinians in the evening. Among the Palestinians, there are 16 minors and 14 women.

Hamas Hostage Release

Israel has reached an agreement for the release of hostages, consisting of five stages. The country has also signed an agreement with Hamas for a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

On November 24, a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas began at 8 a.m. On the same day, Hamas released the first group of hostages.

Previously, we reported that in the penultimate exchange, Hamas released 12 individuals, including 2 foreigners.