3:32 pm ET, November 26, 2023
Abigail Eden, a 4-year-old American hostage, was released along with the mothers and their children. Here’s the latest
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Undated photo of Abigail Eden.
Elizabeth Hirsch Naftali
Another 17 hostages held in Gaza were freed on Sunday, the third surrender during a four-day ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
The Israeli military said 13 of the freed hostages were Israelis, three were Thai nationals and one was a Russian-Israeli dual citizen.
Among the freed hostages 4-year-old American-Israeli Abigail Eden – Youngest American Hostage – His release was the first successful release of an American hostage since the beginning of the armistice. US President Joe Biden praised Adan’s release address On Sunday, the White House said it spoke with the girl’s family on Sunday afternoon.
A 4-year-old child is now being treated at a hospital near Tel Aviv, a spokesman for the Hostage and Missing Families Forum told CNN.
Others released include two mothers with children and a pair of siblings. Officials released Full list of names of freed hostages and age.
If you’re joining us, here are today’s other top headlines:
Palestinian youth released from Israeli prisons:
The Israeli prisons have confirmed 39 Prisoners and Prisoners
A total of seven have been released from Israeli prisons as part of a deal between Israel and Hamas. All those released Sunday were boys 18 and under; Two are 15, and one – the youngest – is 14 years old.
Biden hopes to extend the moratorium:
US President Joe Biden said his administration’s goal at a news conference on Sunday Stop the fighting in Gaza
Also ensure the safe release of the hostages and get vital aid to the civilians in the enclave.
Aid trucks into Gaza:
At the very least 120 support trucks
The Egyptian government confirmed that it entered Gaza through the Rafah border on Sunday. Aid to Gaza has been a key factor in maintaining the ceasefire and exchanges between Israel and Hamas.
The hostages leave the hospital:
Former Hostage Group – Two family members
– He was discharged from Schneider Children’s Medical Hospital in Israel, the medical center announced Sunday. They are the first former hostages to be freed.
Palestinians killed in the West Bank: Eight Palestinians were killed
In Israeli firing occupied the west bank
In the past 24 hours, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said in a statement on Sunday. CNN has reached out to the Israel Defense Forces for comment on the killings.