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Hamas hands over 3rd batch of Israeli hostages to Red Cross

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-11-27 01:36
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Hostage Roni Krivoi, 25, abducted by Hamas militants during the October 7 attack on Israel, arrives at the Rafah border, amid a hostages-prisoners swap deal between Hamas and Israel, in the southern Gaza Strip November 26, 2023. [Photo/Agencies]

GAZA -- The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), handed over a third batch of Israeli hostages to the Red Cross on the third day of the temporary truce with Israel, according to a statement by the Al-Qassam Brigades in Gaza on Sunday.

The statement said, "Within the framework of the humanitarian truce and within the third phase of the exchange, we handed over to the Red Cross 13 Israeli detainees, three Thai detainees, and one Russian detainee."

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that 14 Israeli hostages and three foreign national hostages have been transferred to the Red Cross.

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