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Hamas releases third group of hostages during truce with Israel: live updates

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

Undated photo of Abigail Edan.

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.

If you’re just joining us, here are today’s other headlines:

Palestinian youth released from Israeli occupation prisons: The Israeli Prison Service confirmed 39 prisoners and detainees Seven were released from Israeli prisons as part of the deal between Israel and Hamas. All those released on Sunday are boys 18 years old or younger; Two are 15 years old, and one – the youngest to be released – is 14 years old.
Biden hopes to extend the pause: US President Joe Biden said in a press conference on Sunday that his administration’s goal is just that Extending the cessation of fighting in Gaza To try to ensure the safe release of more hostages and the delivery of necessary aid to civilians in the enclave.
Aid trucks enter Gaza: at least 120 aid trucks The Egyptian government confirmed that migrants entered Gaza through the Rafah crossing on Sunday. The delivery of aid to Gaza has been a key factor in maintaining the truce and exchanges between Israel and Hamas.
Hostages leave the hospital: A group of former hostages – Two family members – He was discharged from Schneider Children’s Hospital in Israel, the medical center announced on Sunday. They are the first former hostages to be released.
Killing of Palestinians in the West Bank: Eight Palestinians were martyred Israeli gunfire in Occupied West Bank The Palestinian Ministry of Health said, in a statement, today, Sunday, during the past 24 hours. CNN asked the IDF to comment on the killings.

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