Hamas said it freed two civilian women from captivity


He writes about it Reuters.

It is noted that two elderly Israeli women were released through the mediation of Egypt and Qatar.

“We decided to release them due to humanitarian reasons and poor health… Despite this, the enemy refused to accept them last Friday,” said the statement of the spokesman of the armed formation, Abu Ubayda.

Egyptian TV channel al-Kahirra al-Akhbariya informsthat the hostages were released at the Rafah checkpoint on the border with Egypt.

Times of Israel publication informed, that Israeli women Yoheved Lifshitz and Nurit Cooper are in ambulances while being examined by medics at the Rafah checkpoint. Egyptian television showed footage of women being given first aid.

Information as well confirmed International Committee of the Red Cross, adding that the release of the hostages took place with its assistance.

“We facilitated the release of two more hostages by taking them out of the Gaza Strip this evening. Our role as a neutral mediator makes this work possible and we stand ready to facilitate any future release. We hope they will soon return to their loved ones,” the statement said. .

Israel has not yet commented on this statement.

  • On Friday, October 20, the armed group Hamas released two US citizens, a mother and a daughter, who were held hostage: the women were handed over to the Red Cross.

Fuente: espreso.tv


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