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Israel-Hamas war: More hostages expected to be released

Update : 25 Nov 2023, 09:16

Israel said it received a list of the second batch of hostages to be freed by Hamas, as the truce enters its second day. Meanwhile, the UN said it evacuated more people from al-Shifa hospital on November 22.

About 151 patients, relatives and health workers from the al-Shifa hospital in northern Gaza were moved to hospitals in southern Gaza, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

"This was a high-risk mission, as intense fighting and shelling continued in proximity of Al-Shifa hospital," the WHO wrote, saying patients were evacuated on November 22, that is before the temporary pause in fighting went into effect.

It took 20 hours for the team to complete the evacuation, including 6 hours at a checkpoint where the team and patients were screened by the Israel Defense Forces, according to the WHO team.

"Three medical personnel from the Palestine Red Crescent Society and three from the Ministry of Health were detained" at the checkpoint, the WHO said.

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