Israel-Hamas war highlights: 3rd batch of hostages handed to Red Cross, says IDF
Israel-Hamas war highlights: Israel received 14 Israeli hostages and three foreign national hostages on Sunday (third day of the truce). This was the third batch of hostages released from the captivity of Hamas. Taking to X(formerly Twitter), Israel also shared pictures of the released Israeli hostages. List of Israeli hostages released on day 3 of truce...Read More
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Hostage release deal
During the 4-day truce, a total of 50 Israeli hostages are expected to be released in exchange for 150 Palestinians lodged in Israeli jails.
Israel has announced that the war will resume after the end of 4-day ceasefire agreement. Meanwhile, world leaders are trying to convince Israel for a permanent ceasefire. Notably, the war has claimed thousands of lives on both sides.
What triggered the war
Israel-Hamas war got triggered after Hamas terrorists attacked Southern Israel on October 7. During the horrific attack, Hamas killed hundreds of innocent civilians, beheaded babies, raped women and abducted nearly 240 hostages. The terrorists had also live streamed some of the killings.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE: ‘Immense relief’, UN official says after aid enters nothern Gaza
As the month's biggest shipment of humanitarian aid is on its way to enter north Gaza, a UN official described how civilians have been slacking their thirsts as soon as the water arrived.
"People are so desperate and you can see in adults' eyes they haven't eaten, you can see the children are getting thinner…There's just this immense relief. Literally people as they get water start drinking the water immediately," the official said.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel shares pictures of all 14 Israeli hostages released on day 3 of truce
Israel has shared pictures of all 14 Israeli hostages released on day 3 of truce. Three foreign national hostages were also released on Sunday.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Egyptian President Sisi thanks Qatar's Emir for truce in Gaza
On Sunday, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi thanked Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for his efforts in realising a four-day truce between Israel and Hamas which has ensured the release of hostages in exchange of Palestinians lodged in Israeli jails.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Joe Biden announces release of US national by Hamas
On Sunday, US President Joe Biden announced the release of a four-year-old American girl who was held hostage by Hamas.
"She's free and she's in Israel now. She's been through a terrible trauma," said Biden.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Here is an emotional video of a child hostage's release
Israel Defense Forces shared an emotional video of a child hostage's release.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel shares video of support from people in London
People in London expressed their support to Israel. The official account of Israel shared a video and thanked the supporters.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Complete list of hostages who have been released on day 3 of truce
Israel has shared the complete list of hostages with their names, who have been released on day 3 of truce.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: IDF provide latest update on the released hostages
Israel Defense Forces have provided latest update about the hostages released on day 3 of the truce.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: How many hostages have been released on third day of truce?
On Sunday, 14 Israelis and 3 foreign nationals have been released from Hamas' captivity in the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli military.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Qatar says 39 Palestinians to be released on day 3 of truce
Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said 39 Palestinians will be released on Sunday which is the third day of the four-day truce.
"39 Palestinian civilians will be released today in exchange for the release of 13 Israeli detainees from Gaza, in addition to a detainee holding Russian citizenship and 3 Thais," Majed Al-Ansari said in post on X, formerly Twitter.
3rd batch of hostages handed over to Red Cross: IDF
“Based on information that was received from the Red Cross, 14 Israeli hostages and three foreign national hostages have been transferred to the Red Cross,” said Israel Defence Forces.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: What message Israel Defense Forces Chief gave to the Israeli soldiers
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt Gen Herzi Halevi on Sunday, reiterated Israel's committment to resume the war after the truce.
"The IDF and its soldiers fight fiercely to protect the lives of our people while upholding the values of the military. We created conditions for the release of the hostages, children and mothers, during this truce," wrote Halevi.
"When the deal is completed, we will return to our operations with determination, for the continued release of the hostages and the complete dismantlement of Hamas," he added.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israeli military recovered $1.3 million in cash from Hamas
Israel's Defense Ministry announced on Sunday that during their operation in Gaza, Israeli soldiers seized $1.3 million in cash from terror facilities and the homes of Hamas terrorists. The cash recovered was in the form of Israeli shekels, US dollars as well as Jordanian and Iraqi currency.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Egypt claims to have received list of hostages to be released on day 3 of truce
Egypt has claimed to have received list of hostages to be released on day 3 of the truce between Israel and Hamas.
Notably, the four-day truce will see the release of 50 hostages in exchange for 150 Palestinians lodged in Israeli prisons.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Hamas claims it released a hostage holding Russian citizenship
According to a report by Reuters, Hamas has claimed that it released a hostage holding Russian citizenship. It added that the gesture was in appreciation of Moscow's position on the Israel-Hamas war.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: IDF highlights importance of mental health
Israel Defense Forces have highlighted the importance of mental health as the ongoing war may affect people psychologically.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: 200 trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter Gaza
Israel Defense Forces shared video of a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid, entered Gaza on Sunday. The aid includes food, water, shelter supplies and medical supplies.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel warns Palestinians not to return to Northern Gaza
Israel has warned Palestinians who evacuated northern Gaza, against returning. Palestinians in Gaza have also been warned not to enter the sea or approach within one kilometer of the Israel-Gaza border.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel-linked tanker attacked and seized off the coast of Aden, Yemen
On Sunday, unknown attackers seized an Israel-linked tanker off the coast of Aden, Yemen.
“Our priority is the safety of our 22 crew onboard. The Turkish-captained vessel has a multinational crew consisting of a crew of Russian, Vietnamese, Bulgarian, Indian, Georgian and Filipino nationals. The vessel is carrying a full cargo of phosphoric acid,” Zodiac Maritime said in a statement.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel shares how women showed exemplary courage during October 7 attack
Taking to X(formerly Twitter), Israel shared a video of Israeli women neutralising terrorists during October 7 attack.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel destroys explosives laboratory in the Jenin refugee camp, kills five terrorists
Israel Defense Forces announced on Sunday morning that an explosives laboratory was destroyed in the Jenin refugee camp. In the military operation, five Palestinian terrorists were killed.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Pressure on Israel to extend truce
Israel is under pressure to extend the four-day truce against Hamas. 240 hostages were captured by Hamas during the October 7 attack and only some of them have been freed so far.
"The real pressure (to prolong the truce) comes from inside Israel -- from the families of the hostages," said Arik Rudnitzky, from Tel Aviv University's Moshe Dayan Center as quoted by AFP.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: 18 Thai hostages yet to be released
Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that 18 Thai hostages are yet to be released from Hamas captivity, reported ANI.
On the second day of the truce on Saturday, Hamas had released four Thai nationals along with 13 Israeli hostages.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Released hostages reveal what they ate during Hamas custody
Hostages released from Hamas captivity, have shared that they were given mostly rice and bread to eat.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Pope Francis gives statement on truce between Israel and Hamas
On Sunday, Pope Francis expressed relief over the truce between Israel and Hamas that has led to the release of some of the hostages captured by Hamas.
"Today we thank God because there is finally a truce between Israel and Palestine and some hostages have been freed," a statement from Pope read.
"We pray that they all may be (freed) as rapidly as possible and that more humanitarian aid arrives in Gaza and that they insist on dialogue," read the statement further.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: American hostage expected to be released during third round
On Sunday, during the third round of hostage release, an American hostage is expected to be freed by Hamas, according to a report by CNN.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel’s Ambassador to Belgium shares video proof of Palestinian prisoner's hatred for Jews
Israel’s Ambassador to Belgium shared video proof of how a Palestinian prisoner was spewing hatred against Jews after getting released during the truce.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Hostages' family await release of their loved ones on third day of truce
With Sunday being the third day of truce, hostages' family are awaiting the release of their loved ones from Hamas custody. There was lot of anxiety among Israeli families on Saturday when Hamas delayed the release of hostages citing Israel's non-adherence to terms of agreement.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Video of the hostages entering Israel
Israel shared a video of the hostages entering Israeli territory after getting released by Hamas.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: How humanitarian aid is reaching Gaza
Humanitarian aid is reaching different parts of Gaza through convoy of trucks entering the region from the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: How mother of a Thai hostage reacted to news of his release
Four Thai nationals were freed on Saturday night, by Hamas. Mother of one of the Thai hostages, had tears of joy after knowing of his release.
"My granddaughter called me at 5 a.m. saying my son was among the hostages released and I didn't really believe it," Thongkoon Onkaew told Reuters by phone on Sunday. "Then she sent me the photo and I was like, 'That's my son! My son!'"
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel shares video of hostages 'waving' while being freed by Hamas
Israel took to X(formerly Twitter) and shared video of hostages 'waving' while being freed by Hamas. They also shared the reason behind such gestures.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Hamas reveals northern brigade commander's death
On Sunday, Hamas confirmed the death of its northern brigade commander Ahmed Al-Ghandour, during Israel's offensive. Hamas revealed that three other senior leaders had also been killed.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: What are the instructions for Palestinians in Gaza during the truce?
Israel Defense Forces have shared instructions for Palestinians in Gaza that they must follow during the truce.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel Defense Forces reiterate plans to resume war
Israel Defense Forces have reiterated their plans to resume the war after the end of four-day truce.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Check out emotional reunion of released hostages with their families
Israel Defense Forces have shared pictures of the emotional reunion of released hostages with their families.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Palestinian Red Crescent claims Israel killed a Palestinian farmer
On Sunday, Palestinian Red Crescent claimed that Israeli forces killed a Palestinian farmer in the Maghazi refugee camp in the centre of Gaza.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Total number of Palestinian prisoners released in two days of truce
Till Saturday night, Israel has released a total of 78 Palestinian prisoners during the two days of truce.
On Friday, Israel freed 39 Palestinian prisoners and the same number of prisoners were released on Saturday.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Total number of hostages freed in two days of truce
26 Israeli hostages have been freed in the two days of truce till Saturday night. Meanwhile, 15 foreign nationals( 14 Thais and one Filipino) who were held captive by Hamas, have also been released.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel shares names of hostages released in second phase
During the second phase of hostage release, 13 Israelis citizens were freed by Hamas. Israel has shared the names of the hostages freed.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: How Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu monitored the release of hostages
During the second phase of hostage release, 13 Israelis were freed by Hamas along with four Thai nationals.
Israel has shared how PM Benjamin Netanyahu monitored the release of the hostages.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Israel Defense Forces showcase meticulous preparation done before welcoming the hostages
Israel Defense Forces have shared how the reception of the hostages takes place. In a video post, IDF showcased the preparation done before welcoming the hostages.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Here are the 13 Israeli hostages released on day two of truce
Israel has shared pictures of the 13 Israeli hostages released on day two of truce. The four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, will see 50 Israeli hostages getting freed in exchange of the release of 150 Palestinian prisoners lodged in Israeli jails.
Israel-Hamas war LIVE updates: Check out this picture of released hostages
Israel has shared a picture of released hostages with family.
Fragile cease-fire in Gaza is back on track after hourslong delay in 2nd hostage-for-prisoner swap
The tense cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appeared to be back on track early on Sunday after the release of a second group of militant-held hostages and Palestinians from Israeli prisons, but the swap followed an hourslong delay that underscored the truce's fragility.
The exchange was delayed on Saturday evening after Hamas accused Israel of violating the agreement, which has brought the first significant pause in seven weeks of war marked by the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in decades, vast destruction and displacement across the Gaza Strip, and a hostage crisis that has shaken Israel.
The deal seemed at risk of unravelling until Qatar and Egypt, which mediate with Hamas, announced late Saturday that the obstacles to the exchange had been overcome. The militants released 17 hostages, including 13 Israelis, while Israel freed 39 Palestinian prisoners.
6 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in West Bank
Six Palestinians, including one minor, were shot dead by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank late Saturday and early Sunday, the Palestinian health ministry said.
Israel-Hamas war live updates: 2 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces
Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli occupation forces in separate incidents in the West Bank, the health ministry in Gaza said on Sunday.
Israel-Hamas war live updates: 1st batch of Israeli hostages reunited with families
The first 13 hostages to be released by Hamas as part of its deal with Israel have been reunited with their families, reports DW News.
Israel-Hamas war live updates: UN says 61 trucks delivered aid in northern Gaza
The United Nations on Saturday said 61 trucks carrying medical supplies, food, and water had delivered their payloads in northern Gaza, as a pause in fighting allowed aid to enter the besieged coastal territory.
Four Thai hostages released from Gaza, confirmed safe: Thai PM
According to Thailand's Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, four Thai nationals were released in the second group of hostages from Gaza, and they are safe and in good mental health, expressing a desire for a shower and to contact their relatives, Reuters reports.