Qatar confirms 10 Israelis freed in hostage deal

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Ten Israeli hostages have been transferred from Hamas to the Red Cross, Qatar’s foreign ministry spokesperson says, adding that a Filipino national has also been released.

The freed Israeli hostages include nine women and one child.

One of the Israelis is a dual Austrian national and another two are dual Argentinian nationals.

In exchange for the hostages, 30 Palestinian prisoners will be released by Israel later today, the spokesperson says.

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