ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Hamas says it released 2 Israelis with Russian citizenship in gesture to Putin

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Illustrative: A Hamas terrorist stands guard as a Red Cross vehicle transports newly released hostages in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on November 28, 2023. (AFP)
Illustrative: A Hamas terrorist stands guard as a Red Cross vehicle transports newly released hostages in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on November 28, 2023. (AFP)

The Hamas terror group says in a short statement that it has released two hostages with Russian citizenship.

The pair, who also have Israeli citizenship, are being handed over to the Red Cross.

Hamas says it is releasing them as a gesture to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Another 10 Israelis being held in Gaza are due to be released by Hamas this evening.

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