3:32 PM ET, November 26, 2023
4-year-old American hostage Abigail Aidan has been released, along with her mothers and children. Here’s the latest
From CNN staff
Elizabeth Hirsch Naftali
Another 17 hostages held in Gaza were released on Sunday, the third handover during the four-day truce between Israel and Hamas.
The Israeli army said that 13 of the released hostages were Israeli, three were Thai, and one had dual Russian-Israeli citizenship.
He was among the hostages released 4-year-old American-Israeli Abigail Idan – The youngest American hostage – Her release represents the first time that an American hostage has been successfully released since the beginning of the truce. US President Joe Biden, who praised Aidan’s release in an interview Title He spoke with the girl’s family Sunday afternoon, according to the White House.
A spokesman for the Forum for Families of Hostages and Missing Persons told CNN that the 4-year-old is now receiving treatment at a hospital near Tel Aviv.
Among those released were two mothers with their children and a pair of siblings. Officials launched a Complete list of names of released hostages And ages.
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