On Monday night, Hamas announced that it had freed two more hostages, Yocheved Lifshitz, age 86, and Nurit Cooper, age 79.
The two Israeli ladies were set free, according to a recent announcement by the military spokesman for Hamas, Abu Obeida, via Qatari-Egyptian mediators. The two ladies were supposed to be released on Saturday, he said, but Israel “refused to accept them.”
The two captives have finally been freed, and their families have been informed by Israel.
Sources in Gaza reported that a prospective deal to release prisoners is presently under negotiation, with Qatari mediation playing a significant role, according to a related article on i24 News.
According to reports, the Red Cross is en route to pick up roughly 50 of the dual-nationality hostages.
Their relocation will take place, according to the sources, in the southern Gaza Strip neighborhood of Khan Yunis. A deal is expected to be reached in the coming hours, barring any fresh difficulties. Israel won’t be an official participant in talks to free hostages who have dual nationalities.
According to the sources, there haven’t been any Israeli bombings in Gaza recently as part of the agreements and to make it safe for Red Cross workers to go there.