Israeli occupation army says 13 captives back in country, 4 more en route

AFP , Sunday 26 Nov 2023

The Israeli occupation army said Sunday that 13 released captives were back on Israeli territory, and another four were on their way to Egypt.

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An International Red Cross vehicle carrying hostages released by Hamas drives towards the Rafah border point with Egypt ahead of their transfer to Israel on November 26, 2023. The Israeli army said in a statement on November 26, 2023 that 13 released hostages were back on Israeli territory, and another four were on their way via the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. AFP

 

Twelve were headed to a military base near the southern city of Beersheva accompanied by Israeli special forces, it said in a statement, while one had been flown directly to hospital.

In a statement, Sorocca hospital in Beersheva confirmed receiving an 84-year-old female captive who was flown in by helicopter, saying she was undergoing tests, but without elaborating.

Four additional captives were on their way to the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, it added.

The captives released on Sunday are 13 Israeli women and children, one man with Russian-Israeli citizenship and three Thai nationals, according to statements from different governments involved.

According to a list issued by the Israeli prime minister's office, there were nine children and four women among the released Israelis, including a four-year-old girl called Abigail whose case had been highlighted by US President Joe Biden.

Three family groups made up 10 of the people who were on the list.

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