The first group of hostages, slated to be released tomorrow, will be transferred to the International Red Cross and possibly to other unspecified parties. They will be transferred via one of Gaza’s international border crossings, says a senior Israeli official briefing reporters
Upon receiving proof that the hostages released are the Israeli citizens specifically agreed upon, Israel will release its agreed group of Palestinian prisoners.
Given concerns that Hamas may not release the specific hostages it promises to release, Israel has decided not to inform the relevant families that their loved ones are expected tomorrow, the senior official says.
After being received on the Israeli side, the then-former hostages will be immediately flown to hospitals, the official says.