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Two Israeli hostages released by Hamas with more expected, Israel says

Both hostages have been placed in the care of the Red Cross and are back in Israel, according to the IDF. 

Published: November 30, 2023 11:20am

Updated: November 30, 2023 11:23am

Two more Israeli hostages were released Thursday and more are expected to be freed, according to the Israel government.

Both hostages have been placed in the care of the Red Cross and are back in Israel, according to the Israel Defense Force. 

CNN reports the two persons released are Israeli women, Amit Soussana and Mia Schem.

Hamas and Israel agreed earlier to expand a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, making it the seventh day of the truce extension.

As of now, the deal has resulted in multiple hostages being returned to Israel by Hamas. Over 100 Palestinians have been freed from prisons in return according to CBS News.

Officials in Israel say that there are over 100 people still in captivity by Hamas. 

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