Israeli army: 12 more hostages handed over to the Red Cross

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 2 Min Read
Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters hand over newly launched hostages to the Red Cross in Rafah, as a part of a prisoner-hostage alternate deal between Hamas and Israel. Stringer/dpa

Another 12 hostages held in Gaza – 10 Israelis and two overseas residents – have been handed over by Hamas to the Red Cross as a part of a truce deal, the Israeli military mentioned on (*12*) night.

In alternate, one other 30 Palestinian prisoners can be launched from Israeli prisons.

The group handed over to the Red Cross is the fifth group of hostages launched beneath the truce settlement negotiated final week between the Palestinian Islamic motion Hamas and Israel.

Around 240 folks have been kidnapped in the Gaza Strip throughout the October 7 terrorist assaults in southern Israel by Hamas and different teams.

The truce, which got here into drive on Friday morning and was initially scheduled to final 4 days, was prolonged for an additional two days beneath beforehand negotiated situations. It is unclear whether or not this may be prolonged additional.

The settlement gives for the risk of extending the ceasefire in alternate for the launch of an extra 10 hostages per day.

In complete, the settlement includes the alternate of up to 100 hostages for up to 300 Palestinian detainees held in Israeli prisons over the course of 10 days.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters hand over newly launched hostages to the Red Cross in Rafah, as a part of a prisoner-hostage alternate deal between Hamas and Israel. Stringer/dpa
Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters hand over newly launched hostages to the Red Cross in Rafah, as a part of a prisoner-hostage alternate deal between Hamas and Israel. Stringer/dpa

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