The release of Hamas captives to Israel takes place as the ceasefire remains in effect – updates live.

The release of Hamas captives to Israel takes place as the ceasefire remains in effect - updates live.

The doctor reports that the hostages from Hamas are currently safe in the hospital, but unfortunately, some of them do not have a home to return to.

Hamas has announced that four of its leaders were killed, while Agence France-Presse reported that a third group of prisoners from Gaza has been given to the Israeli government for release.

Security officials are currently reviewing the list of hostages for day three of the temporary truce, as stated by the Israeli prime minister’s office. Families of the hostages are also being notified.

A young girl, aged nine, who was believed to have died during the Hamas attacks on October 7th, was one of the 17 hostages released yesterday. Video footage this morning captured the heartwarming moment she was reunited with her father.

Due to a four-hour delay in yesterday’s hostage and prisoner exchanges, there is worry that today’s proceedings may be challenging.

A high-ranking representative from the Red Cross spoke to Sky News today and expressed optimism about the potential swap, but also admitted uncertainty.

The militant branch of Hamas reported the deaths of four leaders, including Ahmad Al Ghandour, commander of the north Gaza brigade.

The exact time of their passing is unknown and Israel has not released a statement. Hamas claimed they were martyred.


Observe Emily Hand’s heartfelt reunion with her father following her release from Gaza.

Emily Hand, who is nine years old, was reunited with her father on Saturday, 25 November after being released by Hamas. Her father was emotional and cried during their reunion.

She had been imprisoned since Hamas forcefully entered on October 7th.

Thomas Hand, Emily’s father who was initially informed of her death, can be observed embracing his daughter tightly in a video of their reunion.

Her family expressed their joy at welcoming Emily back into their lives.

View Emily Hand’s heartfelt reunion with her father following her release from Gaza.

Emily Hand, a nine-year-old, was finally reunited with her father on Saturday, 25 November, after being released by Hamas. She was one of the hostages freed as part of a four-day ceasefire between Israel and the militant group. Emily had been held captive since Hamas’s violent attack on 7 October. Her father, Thomas Hand, who was initially told that she had been killed, can be seen hugging her tightly in a video of their reunion. In a statement, her family expressed their joy at being able to hold Emily in their arms once again.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 11:30

Live: Israeli physician provides update on Hamas prisoners brought to hospital for treatment.

An Israeli physician provides an update on the condition of Hamas captives who were brought to the hospital.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 11:00

According to a humanitarian organization, a Palestinian farmer was fatally harmed in Gaza during a temporary ceasefire.

According to a humanitarian aid organization, an Israeli attack during a temporary ceasefire in Gaza resulted in the death of a Palestinian farmer.

This morning, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society reported that two farmers in the Gaza Strip, specifically in the al-Maghazi camp, were injured.

It was reported that one person had died and another was injured in the attack.

Earlier, the association’s ambulance teams responded to two incidents in the eastern part of Al-Maghazi camp, located in the central governorate. The statement did not provide further details.

“Despite the three-day period of humanitarian peace, two farmers were recently targeted by Israeli occupation forces.”

“In the eastern area of Al-Maghazi camp, one of them died and the other was injured.”

Tom Watling26 November 2023 10:30

Reports indicate that an Israeli-owned vessel was attacked by a suspected Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean.

An American defense official stated that a container ship belonging to an Israeli billionaire was targeted by a presumed Iranian drone in the Indian Ocean while Israel is engaged in conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The attack Friday on the CMA CGM Symi comes as global shipping increasingly finds itself targeted in the weekslong war that threatens to become a wider regional conflict — even as a truce has halted fighting and Hamas exchanges hostages for Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

An anonymous defense official, speaking with The Associated Press about intelligence concerns, stated that a ship flying the flag of Malta was allegedly attacked in international waters by a Shahed-136 drone carrying a triangular bomb. The drone detonated, causing harm to the vessel but no harm to its crew.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 10:20

According to local sources, the death toll has been updated to report that seven Palestinians were killed in the West Bank.

The number of fatalities from the Jenin refugee camp incident in the West Bank has been updated from six to seven.

Local claims suggest that the extra fatality was that of a minor.

The West Bank, which is a region where Palestinians are striving for statehood, has seen a rise in violence that is comparable to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip, which has been going on for eight weeks.

The Jenin Brigades, a regional militant organization, reported engaging in combat with the Israeli military forces in Jenin.

No specific information was initially given about any injuries, however witnesses in the area reported that at least one of the deceased Palestinians in Jenin was a confirmed member of the Brigades.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 09:50

The initial Israeli captive who was freed from Gaza and taken to the hospital is currently in stable condition, according to a physician.

The initial Israeli captive who was quickly taken to the hospital for a surgical procedure rather than routine examinations is predicted to fully recuperate, according to her physician.

On the night of October 7th, Maya Regev, 21, was released from Gaza after being taken from the Supernova music festival.

She was the sole individual among the 13 Israelis and four Thais who were released as hostages and then quickly taken to Soroka Medical Center, located in Beer Sheba, south of the West Bank. The remaining hostages were transported to hospitals in central Israel for routine evaluations.

This morning, Dr. Shlomi Kodesh, the director of Soroka Medical Center, stated that she is in a stable condition and is not expected to experience any severe injuries.

The reason for her surgery is uncertain.

Maya’s sibling, 18-year-old Itay, is currently in captivity by Hamas in Gaza.

<p>Maya Regev, 21, was released last night but Itay Regev, 18, remains in Gaza  </p>

Maya Regev, who is 21 years old, was released from custody last night. However, her brother Itay Regev, who is 18 years old, is still being held in Gaza.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 09:18

Israel alleges that five individuals who were killed in the West Bank overnight were “terrorists.”

Israeli forces reported that they successfully neutralized five terrorists during a mission in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank on the previous night.

Previously, we stated that the Palestinian health ministry alleged that Israeli forces had entered Jenin from multiple directions, firing live ammunition and encircling government hospitals and the headquarters of the Red Crescent Society.

At the time, Israel stated that it was reviewing the reports.

This morning’s update reported that a mission led by the 646th Reserve Brigade resulted in the elimination of five terrorists, the arrest of 21 wanted individuals, the destruction of a cargo laboratory, and an attack on an aircraft by an armed terrorist group that posed a threat to IDF forces.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 08:52

As the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues, the Jewish community in Europe is concerned about the increasing instances of antisemitism.

Michel Dreifuss, currently in Geneva, is still deeply affected by the recent Hamas attack on Israel and Israel’s retaliatory strikes on Gaza. The consequences of these events are being felt across Europe and have caused a shift in various beliefs and concerns, including his own sense of security as a Jewish person.

“I purchased a canister of tear gas from a surplus store that sells military equipment,” said the 64-year-old retired worker from the tech sector at a rally commemorating a month since the killings by Hamas. He explained that this decision was a precaution due to the rise in antisemitism in Europe.

In the past month, approximately 1,200 individuals were killed in Israel by armed Palestinian militants, marking the largest attack on Jewish people since the Holocaust. As a result, there has been a ripple effect not only in Israel but also in Europe, where there is a long history of anti-Jewish violence. The intense military retaliation from Israel, which has reportedly caused the deaths of at least 13,300 Palestinians according to health officials in Gaza, has further exacerbated the situation.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 08:25

The delicate truce in Gaza has resumed after a delay of several hours in the exchange of a second hostage for a prisoner.

The fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas seemed to be back on schedule on Sunday morning, following the release of another group of hostages held by militants and Palestinians from Israeli prisons. However, the exchange was delayed for several hours, highlighting the delicate nature of the truce.

On Saturday evening, the exchange was postponed due to Hamas’ accusation that Israel breached the agreement. This agreement has resulted in the first substantial break in a seven-week-long war characterized by the most severe violence between Israel and Palestine in recent years, widespread destruction and displacement in Gaza, and a hostage situation that has caused turmoil in Israel.

The agreement was in danger of falling apart until Qatar and Egypt, who serve as mediators with Hamas, declared on Saturday night that the challenges to the exchange had been resolved. The extremist group released 17 captives, 13 of whom were Israeli, while Israel released 39 Palestinian inmates.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 08:00

Six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian ministry.

The Palestinian health ministry reported that six individuals, one of whom was a minor, were killed by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank on Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

Five of the deaths occurred in the city of Jenin and the sixth was in Yatma, a village near Nablus city. Six others were injured during the shooting in Jenin, the ministry said.

The Israeli military spokesperson’s office is currently investigating the reports.

According to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli forces entered Jenin from multiple directions and used gunfire to surround government hospitals and the Red Crescent Society headquarters.

<p>A Palestinian prisoner (C) is welcomed in Ramallah, West Bank, by relatives after detainees were released from Israeli jails</p>

A Palestinian detainee (C) was greeted by family members in Ramallah, West Bank, following their release from Israeli prisons.

Tom Watling26 November 2023 07:25