Macron hails release of Israeli hostage with French citizenship: A ‘great joy’

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the 18th edition of French conference on the maritime economy in Nantes western France, November 28, 2023. (Damien Meyer, Pool via AP)
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the 18th edition of French conference on the maritime economy in Nantes western France, November 28, 2023. (Damien Meyer, Pool via AP)

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes the release of a French-Israeli hostage.

“Mia Schem is free,” Macron says on X, formerly Twitter. “I share this great joy with her family and all French people.”

Macron also expresses his “solidarity with all those who remain hostages of Hamas. France is working with its partners to secure their release as soon as possible.”

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