Two Russian women hostages freed by Hamas leave Gaza: Egypt TV
November 29, 2023 11:55 PM
Two hostages with Russian citizenship released by Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday arrived in Egypt via the Rafah crossing, state television Al-Qahera News reported.
The two women -- identified by the office of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as Yelena Trupanov, 50, and 73-year-old Irena Tati -- were handed over earlier by Hamas to the International Committee of the Red Cross "after the efforts of the Russian president", the Palestinian Islamist group had said.
Israeli hostages handed over to Red Cross: source close to Hamas
A source close to Hamas said that its armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, had handed over Wednesday a group of Israeli hostages to the Red Cross in the Gaza Strip.
The release is the sixth under an extended humanitarian truce that has paused fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Palestinian territory.