In the Middle East, Hamas released two hostages: who they are and the reasons

In the Middle East, Hamas released two hostages: who they are and the reasons

New good news from the Middle East: Hamas announces that it has released two hostages. This was reported by Haaretz, which cites a spokesperson for the group responsible for the horrific October 7 attack in Israel. Since then, according to data from Israeli forces, 222 hostages have been held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Al-Jazeera satellite television also broadcasts the news which – according to the broadcaster – comes from Abu Obaida, spokesman for the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. As explained, the two hostages were released after mediation by Qatar and Egypt. According to Al-Jazeera, which reports a statement released via Telegram by the al-Qassam Brigades, these are Nurit Yitzhak and Yocheved Levschitz (who is 85 years old, according to the Israeli website Ynet). “We decided to release them for humanitarian and medical reasons”, say the Palestinian terrorists.

After a few minutes with several doubts, Israel also confirmed the release of the two women, but it was specified that Tel Aviv did not participate in the negotiations, while the International Red Cross participated in the release. According to Egyptian television Al Kahirra al-Akhbariya, the two hostages were released at the Rafah crossing, on the border with Egypt.

Source: IL Tempo

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