236 hostages remain in captivity with HAMAS militants.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed the safe release of a group of 24 detainees from the Gaza Strip, as reported by Sarbaz.kz.
"We confirm with relief the safe release of 24 detainees. We facilitated this release by transferring them from the Gaza Strip to the Rafah border crossing, thereby emphasizing the real impact of our role as a neutral intermediary between the parties," quoted RIA Novosti.
Earlier reports indicated that Hamas released 13 hostages, handing them over to the Red Cross at the border crossing with Egypt. However, 236 hostages remain in captivity with Hamas militants, many of whom hold dual citizenship.
The latest conflict between Palestinian radicals and Israel commenced on October 7 with an attack by Hamas militants on Israeli border settlements. The attack resulted in the death of 1,400 individuals, with over 200 taken as hostages. In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) conducted extensive shelling of the Gaza Strip and later initiated a ground operation within the Palestinian enclave aimed at completely eradicating Hamas. The estimated death toll among Palestinians is around 13,000 individuals.