ua en ru

War in Israel: Hamas released another 17 hostages

War in Israel: Hamas released another 17 hostages Illustrative photo (Getty Images)

The Red Cross has received 17 hostages released on Sunday from captivity in the Gaza Strip. This is already the third group of individuals liberated from Hamas captivity, as this was announced by the Israel Defense Forces.

The group of 17 individuals includes both Israelis and foreign citizens, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

This group is part of the planned third exchange of hostages held in the Gaza Strip for Palestinian prisoners, which is taking place within the framework of a four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Russian media report that one of the released hostages is a Russian citizen.

Release of Hostages

Israel has signed an agreement with Hamas for a temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip in exchange for the release of hostages. The ceasefire terms may persist if Hamas continues to adhere to the agreements.

The first exchange took place on November 24. Hamas released 24 individuals, including 13 Israeli citizens and 11 foreign nationals. They were transported to hospitals throughout Israel, where they will reunite 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.

For more details on Israel's agreements with Hamas and how much longer the war will last, read the material on RBC-Ukraine.