Sixth and Potentially Final Israeli Hostage Release Has Begun

Posted on AllSides November 29th, 2023
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Hamas has started the process of transferring the sixth, and perhaps final, batch of hostages into International Red Cross custody, where they will then be taken back to Israel to reunite with their families, Israeli media reported.

The process began with the transfer of two Israeli-Russian women, part of an apparent strategy by Hamas to appease Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been notably quiet on the Oct. 7 attack despite 16 Russian citizens being killed in the massacre.

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