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Israel-Hamas Deal: 14 More Hostages Released from Gaza on Sunday

On Sunday evening, November 26, Israel confirmed the identities of 14 Israeli hostages released from Hamas captivity in the Gaza Strip.

Avigail Idan (3 years old), the Brodutch family - Hagar (40), Ofri (10), Yuva (8) and Uriah (4), Ella (8) and Dafna Elyakim (15), the Almog-Goldstein family - Chen (48), Agam (17), Gal (11) and Tal (9), Elma Avraham (84), Aviva Siegel (64) and Ron Krivoi (25) have all been released.

Released hostage Elma Avraham was rushed to the Beersheba hospital via helicopter immediately upon her re-entry into Israel on Sunday night. The hospital’s director gave a statement on Sunday night, saying that it was evident from the hostage’s condition upon release that she was not cared for by her Hamas captives.

Since the implementation of the ceasefire deal on Friday morning, 40 Israeli citizens previously taken hostage in Gaza, mostly women and children, have been freed. 17 Thai hostages and one Filipino have also been released as part of a separate deal between Hamas and the Egyptian government.

Meanwhile, families according to the Hostage and Missing Families Forum, families of survivors rescued from Hamas captivity have expressed their gratitude for reunions, while simultaneously calling for further release of those still held hostage.

Family members of 72-year-old Adina Moshe, who was released Friday night said, “The whole family are here together because even though she came back, we are here to support all the other families, we are all one big family, and our family will stay here until everybody will get back home. Bring them home now!” (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for returning some of the hostages to their loving families. We pray for the release of all the remaining hostages, as well as for the full recovery of the ones who have already been freed. We are extremely thankful to You and our leaders for reuniting families and ending their agony.”

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