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24 hostages released tonight from Hamas captivity – 13 Israelis, plus 10 Thai citizens and 1 Filipino citizen

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The first 13 Israeli hostages held by terror organization Hamas, were transferred on Friday in Red Cross ambulances across the border from the Gaza Strip to Egypt.

The transfer from Hamas to the Red Cross reportedly took place in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza. From there, the hostages were transported across the Rafah border crossing on the border between Gaza and Egypt.




The full list of the 13 Israelis as released by the government:

Asher family: Doron Katz-Asher (34), Raz Asher (4), Aviv Asher (2)

Aloni family: Danielle Aloni (45), Emilia Aloni (5)

Munder family: Ruth Munder (78), Keren Munder (54), Ohad Munder (9)

-Adina Moshe (72)

-Chana Katzir (76)

-Margalit Mozes (77)

-Chana Peri (79)

-Yaffa Adar (85)

The NPR news outlet released first footage of the released hostages inside Egypt with an elderly woman seen waving from a Red Cross Ambulance.



Following the transfer of the first batch of Israeli abductees, Israeli Prime Minister reiterated that Israel will continue to push forward for the release of all captives.

“We just completed the return of the first of our hostages: children, their mothers and additional women. Each of them is an entire world,” Netanyahu said.

“But I emphasize to you, the families, and to you, citizens of Israel: we are committed to returning all the hostages. This is one of the aims of the war and we are committed to achieving all the aims of the war,” he continued.



Meanwhile, Qatar, which has played an instrumental role in the hostage negotiations, announced that Israel had released 39 Palestinian security prisoners – women and minors – in the first batch of the hostage agreement with Hamas.

Out of the expected 150 Palestinians to be released as a part of the deal the majority were administrative detainees, meaning they had yet to be charged with a crime. However, some had been convicted of involvement in attacks against Israeli civilians or security forces.

Israeli Prison Authority chief Katy Perry said her organization would implement Israel’s part of the agreement.

“This is our mission for the return of hostages, and we will carry it out the best way we can,” Perry stated. “We are facing long days and will be on high alert to fulfill our mission,” she added.

In accordance with the temporary ceasefire agreement, Israel permitted some 90 trucks to cross the border into Gaza with humanitarian aid.



In a separate agreement, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the release of 10 Thai hostages who were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists inside Israel on October 7. Their released was not was mediated by Iran and was carried out with Hamas demanding anything in return.

“At the moment, the embassy officials are traveling to pick them up in one hour. It’s likely that the names and other details will be known. Please keep watching,” the Thai prime minister wrote on X (former Twitter).

Hamas terror operatives murdered at least 30 Thai guest workers in Israel and brought around 26 Thai citizens as hostages into Gaza, meaning more than half of the Thai hostages are still being held by Hamas in Gaza.

A Filipino citizen, Gelienor “Jimmy” Leano Pacheco, 33, was also released. Pacheco, a father of 3, was working as a caregiver for an elderly Israeli at Kibbutz Nir Oz, one of the Gaza border communities hit hardest during the Hamas massacre.

The hostage agreement between Hamas and Israel is divided into several phases that are expected to take four days to complete. A total of 50 Israeli nationals are expected to be released in exchange for 150 Palestinian prisoners.

Sky News recently accused Israel of racism when one of its reporters claimed that Israel somehow valued Palestinian lives less than Israeli lives through the disproportional 3 for 1 agreement.

A surprised Israeli Government Spokesperson Eylon Levy quickly rebuked the “disgusting accusation” of racism.


Israeli government spokesperson Eylon Levy in an interview on Sky News (Photo: Screenshot)

“Notice the question of proportionality doesn’t interest Palestinian supporters when they’re able to get more of their prisoners out. But really, it is outrageous to suggest that the fact that we are willing to release prisoners who are convicted of terrorism offenses, more of them than we are getting our own innocent children back, somehow suggests we don’t care about Palestinian lives. Really, that is a disgusting accusation,” Levy stated.


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