4-year-old American girl among 17 hostages released by Hamas


A 4-year-old American girl was among 14 Israeli hostages and three foreign hostages who were released Sunday by Hamas after being taken from Israel nearly three months ago.

Avigail Idan, a dual Israeli-American citizen, was confirmed to have been released Sunday. Edan was taken hostage on Oct. 7 after Hamas terrorists murdered her parents in front of her.

"Thank God she's home," President Biden told reporters. "I wish I was there to hold her."

The Red Cross has informed the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that they have taken custody of 14 Israeli hostages and three foreign hostages that Hamas released from Gaza on Sunday, according to the IDF.

"The Israeli government embraces the seventeen hostages who returned to Israel, fourteen of our citizens and three foreign citizens, who returned to Israel today," the Israeli government said in a statement. "Their families were informed by the appointed officials that they are on their way to Israel."

IDF and ISA forces were accompanying 12 of the hostages released in Israeli territory to Hatzerim Base, IDF said. Four additional released hostages are on their way to the Rafah Crossing. One hostage was airlifted directly to an Israeli hospital.... (Read more)

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