Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters handed over a number of hostages Tuesday to the Crimson Cross in Gaza, an AFP journalist noticed, a part of an trade underneath the phrases of an prolonged truce within the Israel-Hamas battle.
The Israeli hostages, all ladies, had been handed over by masked and armed fighters, some from Hamas and others from Islamic Jihad, to Crimson Cross officers in Rafah close to the border with Egypt, the journalist mentioned.
Shortly afterwards, the Israeli navy mentioned in a press release that “based mostly on info that was obtained from the Crimson Cross, 12 hostages – together with 10 Israelis and two overseas nationals – are on their means towards Israeli territory”.
The discharge of the 2 overseas hostages got here along with the discharge of the ten Israelis underneath the phrases of the deal.
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