Daniel Lifshitz, the grandson of released hostage Yocheved Lifshitz says he and his family are “excited and happy” that his grandmother “is coming back to us.”
He says she is in Egypt and should cross into Israel soon, where they hope to see her. The family has already spoken to her, he says, speaking from a hotel near Eilat.
“We simply hope she’s okay, that her health is good, and we’re waiting to see her,” he says, a broad smile on his face.
He adds that he is hoping for the release of all other hostages, without mentioning his grandfather, Oded Lifshitz, who remains in Hamas captivity.
“We hope this is just the start of the release of all the hostages,” he says.