Two Israeli Hostages Released in Gaza: Latest Update on Qatari-Egyptian Mediation
Hostages Released in Israel-Gaza Conflict
Abu Ubaida, the spokesperson for the military wing of Hamas, announced on Monday that two more hostages captured during the October 7 operation in Israel had been released after Qatari-Egyptian mediation.
Reasons for Release
The hostages, who were Israeli citizens, were released for “compelling humanitarian” reasons.
Israeli Authorities Silent
Despite the release of the hostages, the Israeli authorities have not issued any statement regarding this development.
American Women Among Those Released
On Friday, two American women were released, adding to the total of 222 hostages confirmed by Israel to be held in Gaza.
Majority of Hostages Still Alive
The Israeli army had previously stated that most of the kidnapped individuals in Gaza were still alive. They also mentioned that some bodies were transferred to the Gaza Strip.
Vulnerable Groups Among the Hostages
Of the hostages, more than 20 were minors, and between 10 and 20 were over the age of 60.
Additional Missing Individuals
The Israeli army reported that there are also between 100 and 200 people considered missing since the Hamas attacks.