Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Israel-Hamas war: Identities of 13 recently-released Israeli hostages revealed

The identities of the 13 Israeli hostages who were kidnapped by Hamas and returned on Saturday have been released, officials say.

The 13 Israeli citizens joined four Thai foreign nationals who were also released by Hamas late Saturday. The group, which did not include any Americans, traveled to the Rafah Border Crossing with the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The group consisted of women, teenagers and children. Noam Or, 17, and Alma Or, 13, were part of the group, along with 53-year-old Shiri Weiss and 18-year-old Noga Weiss.

Sharon Hertzman Avigdori, 52, and 12-year-old Noam Avigdori were also released. Other captives included Shoshan Haran, 67, Adi Shoham, 38, and 8-year-old Nave Shoham, along with 3-year-old Yahel Shoham.

The remaining three Israeli captives were Hila Rotem Shoshani, 13, Emily Toni Kornberg Hand, 9, and 21-year-old Maya Regev Jarbi.

Many of the hostages were from Kibbutz Be’eri, one of the kibbutzim that was devastated by a Hamas massacre on October 7. The group Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum and Kibbutz Be’eri released a joint statement about the return of the captives.

‘Kibbutz Bee’ri and Families Forum are happy to share the news about the return of some of the abductees,’ the statement read. ‘At the same time, three children from two families from Kibbutz Be’eri were torn from their only parent today.’

‘Hamas grossly violated the agreement and separated a mother from her family.  Hila returns home without her mother, a mother who was left behind in the captivity of Hamas,’ the statement added.

Chairperson of Kibbutz Be’eri Amir Solvi said that Saturday was ‘a bittersweet day, one of great joy but also marked with sadness.’

‘We continue to call upon the government to fulfill its two goals of the war: returning all the abductees home – down to the last one, and neutralizing the threat of Hamas, the terrorist entity,’ Solvi said.

Fox News Digital’s Dana Karni contributed to this report.

This post appeared first on FOX NEWS

Enter Your Information Below To Receive Free Trading Ideas, Latest News And Articles.

    Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!

    You May Also Like

    Latest News

    Kim Jong Un attended a “paramilitary parade” with his daughter to mark the 75th anniversary of North Korea’s founding on Saturday, the country’s state...


    A U.S. District Court judge Thursday blocked implementation of a new Idaho law that would prevent transgender students from using restrooms, locker rooms and...


    The Consumer Price Index hit 3.2% in July, compared with 3% in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Once again, food prices...


    Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, is buying an estate on an exclusive man-made barrier island in Miami known as “Billionaire Bunker,” where he...

    Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively “The Company”) do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

    Copyright © 2023