Red Cross confirms 24 hostages freed by Hamas in Gaza as a part of temporary deal

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The Red Cross has confirmed the transfer of 24 hostages. We have facilitated this release by transporting them from Gaza to the Rafah border,” said the organisation in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The group of 24 hostages include the earlier reported to have been released Thai nationals.

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A spokesperson for Qatar Foreign Ministry said that the groups comprises of 13 Israeli citizens, 10 Thai nationals, and 1 Philadelphia citizen. Qatar has mediated the deal between Israel and Hamas.

Earlier, Thai Prime Minister had stated 10 hostages freed by Hamas militants.

Al Qahera TV channel in Egypt, broadcast on Israeli TV, is live telecasting the transfer of hostage. In the footage, the channel shows an elderly woman being taken into the hospital with surrounding her wearing face mask.

It has been confirmed by BBC that two women in their seventies – Margalit Moses, 78, and Adina Moshe, 72 – have been released.