Hamas Frees 2 Israeli-Russian Citizens as a Gesture to Putin

By Yoni Weiss

Members of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad release Israeli hostages to the Red Cross, in Rafah, Tuesday night. (Flash90)

In a statement Wednesday, the Hamas terror group announced the release of two hostages with Russian citizenship, who also hold Israeli citizenship. The two women were handed over to the Red Cross.

Hamas said that this act was a gesture of goodwill toward Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The group has also confirmed the release of another 10 Israelis currently held captive in Gaza, scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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