After the mediation efforts of Qatar and Egypt, two more people were released. Hamas responded that the two were released on humanitarian grounds. It is reported that those who faced health problems were released. Hamas released two American citizens the other day. This brings the number of people released by Hamas to four.
The US has said it is working with Qatar and Egypt to free their citizens. On October 7, Hamas captured an American mother and daughter from the Nahal Os Kibbutz near the Israel-Gaza border.
Hamas accused Israel of violating an agreement reached with mediators when it released the hostages. There is also criticism that he initially refused to accept the hostages. Meanwhile, Israel’s military operation has begun in search of those held hostage by Hamas. Hamas has reportedly taken more than 200 hostages. There are reports that 50 of them may be released. It is reported that the hostages with dual citizenship may be freed with the intervention of Red Cross representatives.
Aljazeera reported that Israeli forces have entered Gaza. Hamas claimed to have confronted the army, the report said. The Ministry of Health in Gaza states that 436 people have been killed in the last 24 hours. Israeli officials estimate that 1,400 Israelis were killed in the war.
Gaza’s health ministry says more than 5,000 people have been killed in Israeli airstrikes. According to the Ministry of Health report, half of the victims were children.
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