February 24, 2024

Israeli sources report that Hamas has handed over a group of 13 hostages to the Red Cross in preparation for their release from the Gaza Strip. An Israeli senior official stated that there are no expected delays in the release, following a previous delay due to Hamas claiming that Israel did not meet ceasefire conditions. Egypt received lists of hostages and Palestinians scheduled for release as part of a truce deal. 120 aid trucks, including fuel and cooking gas, crossed from Egypt to Gaza. Additionally, Hamas released a Russian-Israeli dual citizen after intervention by Russian President Vladimir Putin.