ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 138

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Military spokesman: Latest release of hostages still underway; 159 hostages currently in Gaza

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

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari speaks to the press at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023. (Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP)
IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari speaks to the press at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on October 18, 2023. (Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP)

IDF Spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari says the hostage deal being carried out tonight is still underway, with 10 more Israeli hostages due to be released by Hamas.

“We are continuing to progress this evening with the deal to return the hostages, as agreed upon,” Hagari says.

He says there are currently 159 hostages being held in the Gaza Strip.

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