Israel confirms that Hamas released 12 more hostages

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 22:32

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has confirmed that Hamas militants have handed over 12 more hostages to the Red Cross.

Source: The Times of Israel, citing the IDF report

Quote: "Based on information that was received from the Red Cross, 12 hostages — including ten Israelis and two foreign nationals — are on their way toward Israeli territory."


  • At 07:00 on 24 November, a four-day ceasefire began between Israel and Hamas militants.
  • On the evening of 24 November, the first 13 Israeli hostages, accompanied by the International Committee of the Red Cross, left the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.
  • On 25 November, Hamas claimed that it had handed over 13 Israeli and seven foreign hostages to the Red Cross for release, and the IDF confirmed this information.
  • On 26 November, Israel freed 39 Palestinians under a temporary ceasefire agreement. The International Committee of the Red Cross also noted that it had helped release 19 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli detention centres.
  • Under the terms of the talks, during the truce, Hamas is to free 50 hostages taken captive on 7 October, and the Israeli authorities are to release 150 Palestinian prisoners.
  • On Monday, Qatar, as a mediator, successfully brokered an agreement between Israel and Hamas to extend the four-day truce between them for another two days.

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