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Second batch swap: 14 Israeli hostages to be freed today in exchange for 42 Palestinian prisoners

Tel Aviv, Nov 25 : Israeli authorities on Saturday said 14 hostages held captive by Hamas will be released in exchange of 42 Palestinian prisoners as part of ongoing swap on the second day of the four day ceasefire, the media reported.

On Friday, 24 hostages, including 13 Israelis, 10 Thais and one Filipino national, were released while Israel released 39 Palestinian prisoners.

As part of the agreement between Israel and the Hamas, three prisoners are to be released for each Israeli freed, The Times of Israel reported.

The October 7 Hamas attack in Israel killed 1,200 people, and about 240 were held hostage.

On the other hand, Hamas-run Gaza health ministry said more than 14,500 people have been killed in Israel’s retaliation.

 

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