Qassam Brigades Release Two Israelis for Humanitarian Reasons

'Shalom', one of the two released Israelis shake the hand of a Qassam fighter. (Photo: Military Media, video grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

Al-Qassam Brigades continue to unconditionally release more Israelis held in Gaza, despite Israeli refusal to accept them

Abu Obeida, the spokesperson for Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas, said that they have managed to release two hostages for humanitarian reasons. 

According to Abu Obeida, the two, Norit Yitzhak and Yochefed Levitchitz, are believed to have compromised health conditions.

Abu Obeida said that the process was managed through Egyptian mediatiors, and took place despite ‘eight violations to the process’ committed by Israel.

Abu Obeida also reaffirmed earlier statements made by Hamas that it attempted to release Yitzhak and Levitchitz last Friday, but the Israeli military had refused to receive them. 

On October 20, Hamas released two US hostages who were detained in Gaza during the October 7 military operation. 

Earlier on Monday, media reports suggested that Hamas is ready to release 50 dual citizens who are also held in Gaza.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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