Army Says 13 Hostages Back In Israel, Four More En Route

The Israeli army announced on Sunday that 13 released captives have returned to Israeli land, with another four on their way to Egypt.

Twelve were taken directly to a military base near the southern city of Beersheva, accompanied by Israeli special forces, according to a statement.

Sorocca hospital in Beersheva confirmed receiving an 84-year-old female captive who was carried in by helicopter, stating she was undergoing examinations but not going into further detail.

An International Red Cross vehicle carrying Israeli Russian hostage Ron Krivoy released by Hamas drives towards the Rafah border point with Egypt ahead of a transfer to Israel on November 26, 2023. (Photo by Mohammed ABED / AFP)

Four more hostages were on their way to the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt, according to the report.

According to announcements from the various nations concerned, the captives released on Sunday are 13 Israeli women and children, one man with Russian-Israeli citizenship, and three Thai nationals.

According to a list given by the Israeli prime minister’s office, the released Israelis included nine children and four women, including Abigail, a four-year-old girl whose plight had been publicized by US President Joe Biden.

Three family groups made up 10 of the people who were on the list.

 

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