We find out that a Israeli mother and her two sons have died from what Hamas says were air strikes….
Two Russian hostages are released…
Israeli military is continuing actions in other areas….
The US will fly in humanitarian aid for Gaza to Egypt….
The Pentagon has not released a list of military equipment sent to Israel like it does for the Ukraine….
The Israeli military says two hostages have been released and are now inside Israeli territory.
The military says their release is in addition to the list of hostages who are due to be released today.
Hamas earlier said it had handed over two women with Russian citizenship to the Red Cross.
“After the released hostages undergo an initial medical assessment, IDF soldiers will continue to accompany them to hospitals, where they will be reunited with their families,” the Israel Defense Forces says in a statement…..
As another group of Israeli hostages is released from Gaza, Israel’s sense of relief is tempered by deep apprehension over the fate of Shiri Bibas and her two small, red-headed boys, Ariel and Kfir.
For many Israelis, 10-month-old Kfir is the innocent face at the heart of this whole terrible story.
Today Hamas claimed that all three had been killed in an Israeli airstrike. It didn’t say when or where.
The Israeli army said it was looking into the claim. Hamas, it said, continued to act in a cruel and inhuman way.
On Monday, the army said Shiri and the boys had been transferred by Hamas to another Palestinian group in the Gaza Strip and were being held in the southern city of Khan Younis.
In a statement this evening, members of the Bibas family thanked the people of Israel, said they hoped the information would prove false and asked for privacy…