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Israel-Hamas War Live: Israel Releases Palestinians From Prison After Hamas Frees 17 Hostages – Officials

More Palestinians released from Israeli prisons following third hostage release by Hamas – reportsMore Palestinians are being released from Israeli prisons on the third day of the truce between Israel and Hamas, according to Reuters footage.

Earlier today, Majed al-Ansari, a spokesperson from the Qatari foreign ministry which helped broker the deal, said that 39 Palestinian civilians will be released from Israeli prisons today as part of the exchange.

تنفيذا لالتزامات اليوم الثالث من اتفاق الهدنة، سيتم الافراج اليوم عن ٣٩ من المدنيين الفلسطينيين في مقابل خروج ١٣ من المحتجزين الاسرائيليين من غزة بالاضافة إلى محتجز يحمل الجنسية الروسية و٣ تايلنديين خارج اطار الاتفاق تم تسليمهم إلى الصليب الأحمر.

— د. ماجد محمد الأنصاري Dr. Majed Al Ansari (@majedalansari) November 26, 2023>

— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 26, 2023″,”url”:”https://x.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/1728811780145811858?s=20″,”id”:”1728811780145811858″,”hasMedia”:false,”role”:”inline”,”isThirdPartyTracking”:false,”source”:”Twitter”,”elementId”:”a2c37bd6-bc26-4347-8b00-2de45f099f35″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”He added:

“,”elementId”:”efb46b54-77f0-424e-91ec-f7d19be013d0″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.BlockquoteBlockElement”,”html”:”n At the same time, four hostages returned to Israel via the Rafah crossing to Egypt, from where they will make their way to the meeting point with our forces in Israeli territory. IDF representatives regularly update the families of the hostages.

n”,”elementId”:”d5ea60c6-3c2c-49df-8de4-b1c3a07f105f”},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TweetBlockElement”,”html”:”במקביל, ארבעה חטופים שבים ארצה דרך מעבר רפיח למצרים, משם יעשו דרכם לנקודת המפגש עם כוחותינו בשטח ישראל.

נציגי צה״ל מעדכנים את משפחות החטופים באופן שוטף.

— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 26, 2023″,”url”:”https://x.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/1728811787196534865?s=20″,”id”:”1728811787196534865″,”hasMedia”:false,”role”:”inline”,”isThirdPartyTracking”:false,”source”:”Twitter”,”elementId”:”dfe9645a-4df7-4f39-afcb-6423e216fc71″}],”attributes”:{“pinned”:false,”keyEvent”:true,”summary”:false},”blockCreatedOn”:1701016333000,”blockCreatedOnDisplay”:”16.32 GMT”,”blockLastUpdated”:1701016770000,”blockLastUpdatedDisplay”:”16.39 GMT”,”blockFirstPublished”:1701016524000,”blockFirstPublishedDisplay”:”16.35 GMT”,”blockFirstPublishedDisplayNoTimezone”:”16.35″,”title”:”Israeli military confirms 17 new hostages released”,”contributors”:[],”primaryDateLine”:”Sun 26 Nov 2023 18.23 GMT”,”secondaryDateLine”:”First published on Sun 26 Nov 2023 06.15 GMT”},{“id”:”656371bb8f08d11dcd2536de”,”elements”:[{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”The Israeli military says 14 Israelis and 3 foreign nationals have been released from captivity in the Gaza Strip, the Associated Press reports.

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“,”elementId”:”15e51418-ec7f-4986-96ce-bb03785c8cc2″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”The Israeli army said that one of the hostages was airlifted directly to an Israeli hospital.

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“,”elementId”:”f97762ca-5a4c-47a3-8139-029f840d152e”},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”On late Saturday night, Hamas released 13 Israelis and four Thai nationals. In return, Israel released 39 Palestinians that were detained in Israeli prisons.

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“,”elementId”:”d15e5723-9ba7-431a-b574-618e2fd4bb81″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”n Prison authorities in Israel announced early on Sunday that they had released 39 Palestinian prisoners after Hamas freed 13 Israelis and four Thai nationals in the latest stage of a four-day ceasefire. Television footage showed hostages on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing after leaving Gaza, as Hamas handed over the captives to the International Committee of the Red Cross late on Saturday. Of the 13 Israelis released, six were women and seven were children and teenagers.

n Egypt has received lists of a further 13 Israelis and 39 Palestinians scheduled for release on Sunday, the third batch in the four-day truce deal brokered by Egypt and Qatar. Diaa Rashwan, the head of Egypt’s State Information Service (SIS), said in a statement that “The truce is proceeding without roadblocks,” adding that 120 aid trucks crossed from Egypt to Gaza on Sunday including two fuel trucks and two with gas for cooking.

n The US national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, has confirmed that the administration expects an American hostage to be freed today, but did not confirm who it would be.

n Hamas has announced that four senior commanders have been killed, including Ahmed al-Ghandour, a commander in the north of Gaza. Ghandour – whose nom de guerre was Abu Anas – was listed by the US in 2017 as a “specially designated global terrorist”.

n A Palestinian farmer was killed and another injured on Sunday after they were targeted by Israeli forces in the Maghazi refugee camp in the centre of Gaza, the Palestine Red Crescent Society reported.

n Israel’s military claimed to have killed five Palestinians overnight as well as arresting 21 in Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Funerals were held for those killed on Sunday. The Palestinian health ministry said that three others were killed in separate areas of the West Bank since Saturday morning. One of those killed, in al-Bireh in the central West Bank, was a teenager, the ministry said.

n Gen Herzi Halevy, the chief of general staff of the IDF, has said its forces will “return to fighting with full determination” after the humanitarian pause ends.

n Unidentified armed individuals are believed to have seized the oil cargo vessel Central Park in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, a US defence official has said. The small oil tanker is managed by the Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime Ltd, a London-headquartered international ship management company, LSEG data shows.

n Israel’s foreign minister, Eli Cohen, has posted to social media to say that he has summoned the Irish ambassador to Israel for a reprimand, after what he said were “the outrageous words of the prime minister of Ireland”. In a tweet, taoiseach Leo Varadkar had said: “This is a day of enormous joy and relief for Emily Hand and her family. An innocent child who was lost has now been found and returned, and we breathe a massive sigh of relief.” The nine-year-old Dublin-born hostage was released from Gaza yesterday, after being abducted by Hamas on 7 October.

n In London, a large group has gathered outside the Royal Courts of Justice for a rally organised by the charity Campaign Against Antisemitism. The group of a few thousand waved Israeli and British flags and held placards reading “Never Again Is Now” and “Zero Tolerance for Antisemites”. The far-right former leader of the English Defence League, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was among those present. Yaxley-Lennon, who uses the name Tommy Robinson, had been asked to stay away by organisers.

n London’s Metropolitan police has said it has launched an investigation after a journalist alleged she was verbally abused in an “intimidating” encounter while reporting at the pro-Palestinian march in the UK’s capital on Saturday.

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“,”elementId”:”40dfb2db-66ad-48e8-a77f-024a3b52ca8d”},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”The IDF had claimed to have targeted Al Ghandour on 17 November, without claiming to have killed him.

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“,”elementId”:”acf21358-0c25-4286-b908-b1901d30ee93″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”In a tweet, taoiseach Leo Varadkar had said “This is a day of enormous joy and relief for Emily Hand and her family. An innocent child who was lost has now been found and returned, and we breathe a massive sigh of relief.”

“,”elementId”:”8761093a-99ef-4ed7-96b7-8e1d492b939d”},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”The nine-year-old Dublin-born hostage Emily Hand was released from Gaza yesterday, after being abducted by Hamas on 7 October.

“,”elementId”:”af2979cf-6d43-4316-94af-5c38a33459a4″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”In his post, Cohen said:

“,”elementId”:”37ffc50e-b3b3-4ad4-9d0f-a7ad63615335″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.BlockquoteBlockElement”,”html”:”n Following the outrageous words of the prime minister of Ireland about the release of Emily Hand, who was kidnapped to Gaza by the terrorist organization Hamas, I summoned the Irish ambassador to Israel for a reprimand.

n”,”elementId”:”5a662ca2-4822-4904-adce-b666a4789d72″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TweetBlockElement”,”html”:”בעקבות דבריו המקוממים של ראש ממשלת אירלנד על שחרורה של אמלי הנד שנחטפה לעזה ע”י ארגון הטרור חמאס, הנחתי לזמן את שגרירת אירלנד בישראל לשיחת נזיפה.

— אלי כהן | Eli Cohen (@elicoh1) November 26, 2023n”,”url”:”https://twitter.com/elicoh1/status/1728716610884563076″,”id”:”1728716610884563076″,”hasMedia”:false,”role”:”inline”,”isThirdPartyTracking”:false,”source”:”Twitter”,”elementId”:”56d45bf7-b79c-4916-9381-51e601e1fe80″}],”attributes”:{“pinned”:false,”keyEvent”:true,”summary”:false},”blockCreatedOn”:1700993498000,”blockCreatedOnDisplay”:”10.11 GMT”,”blockLastUpdated”:1700993784000,”blockLastUpdatedDisplay”:”10.16 GMT”,”blockFirstPublished”:1700993784000,”blockFirstPublishedDisplay”:”10.16 GMT”,”blockFirstPublishedDisplayNoTimezone”:”10.16″,”title”:”Israel summons Irish ambassador over Varadkar’s comment that hostage Emily Hand was ‘lost’ and ‘found'”,”contributors”:[],”primaryDateLine”:”Sun 26 Nov 2023 18.23 GMT”,”secondaryDateLine”:”First published on Sun 26 Nov 2023 06.15 GMT”},{“id”:”6562ee908f08d11dcd2533aa”,”elements”:[{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”Hamas fighters were set on Sunday to release a third group of Israeli hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, a day after freeing 17 captives.

“,”elementId”:”78f3f225-c5a3-46ff-8a5b-f6657da3e55d”},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”The office of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it had received a list of the hostages due to be released, Agence France-Presse reports.

“,”elementId”:”81095622-9cc3-49a0-8dd3-dc0e419a70cc”},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”The list was being checked by security officials, it said, and families of the hostages had been informed.

“,”elementId”:”e5896efa-8cb7-4077-8605-dbb01f555e21″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”In a sign of the fragility of the exchanges, the last swap – on Saturday – delayed for hours after Hamas accused Israel of breaching its side of the deal that led to a four-day ceasefire.

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“,”elementId”:”ce577987-2b52-47f6-aa07-8a65304fb713″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”A Palestinian official familiar with the diplomatic moves said Hamas would continue the truce, the first halt in fighting since Hamas’ deadly rampage through southern Israel on 7 October.

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on that story soon. In other key developments as it turns 8.15am in Gaza City and Tel Aviv:

“,”elementId”:”eaf11f70-9f4b-4910-92cf-09aabef75c91″},{“_type”:”model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement”,”html”:”n The UN said 61 trucks carrying medical supplies, food and water had delivered their payloads in the northern Gaza Strip as the pause in fighting allows aid to enter the territory. Another 200 trucks had been dispatched to Gaza from Nitzana in Israel, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Saturday, with 187 of them having made it past the border by the early evening local time.

n Israeli troops killed six Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Palestinian ministry of health said. A 25-year-old doctor was killed early in the morning outside his home in Qabatiya, near Jenin, it said. Another Palestinian was killed in el-Bireh, near Ramallah. Four people were also killed by Israeli army fire in Jenin, during an incursion by a large number of armoured vehicles into the town. Witnesses told Agence France-Presse on Saturday that the Israeli army was surrounding Jenin’s public hospital and the Ibn Sina clinic, and that soldiers were searching ambulances. They also reported heavy fighting with automatic weapons.

n The UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon said Israeli fire hit one of its patrols in the country’s south on Saturday, despite the Hamas-Israel truce largely quietening the Lebanon-Israel frontier. Around noon, a Unifil patrol was hit by Israeli military gunfire in the vicinity of Aitarun, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon said. “No peacekeepers were injured, but the vehicle was damaged.”

n Egypt said on Saturday it had received positive signals from all parties over a possible extension of the Gaza truce for one or two days, Reuters reported. Diaa Rashwan, the head of Egypt’s State Information Service, said the country was holding extensive talks with all parties to reach an agreement over extending the four-day ceasefire, which “means the release of more detainees in Gaza and Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails”.

n The number of Thai nationals believed to be held hostage by Hamas has increased by two, Thailand’s ministry of foreign affairs has said. This means that, after Saturday’s release of four more Thai hostages, a further 18 Thai nationals are still being held by Hamas.

n The body of a Tanzanian student who went missing in Israel after the bloody Hamas attack last month was due to be returned home on Sunday, his family said. Clemence Felix Mtenga, 22, was one of two Tanzanians reported missing after the 7 October attack.

n In the UK, tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London on Saturday to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza in the latest major demonstration in the capital. Police were handing out leaflets to provide “absolute clarity” on what would be deemed an offence. It came after weeks of pressure on the force over the handling of the now-regular demonstrations.

n”,”elementId”:”c0a0eb20-cf9c-4bb8-815b-f471bdfd715e”}],”attributes”:{“pinned”:false,”keyEvent”:true,”summary”:false},”blockCreatedOn”:1700979351000,”blockCreatedOnDisplay”:”06.15 GMT”,”blockLastUpdated”:1700987121000,”blockLastUpdatedDisplay”:”08.25 GMT”,”blockFirstPublished”:1700979351000,”blockFirstPublishedDisplay”:”06.15 GMT”,”blockFirstPublishedDisplayNoTimezone”:”06.15″,”title”:”Opening summary”,”contributors”:[],”primaryDateLine”:”Sun 26 Nov 2023 18.23 GMT”,”secondaryDateLine”:”First published on Sun 26 Nov 2023 06.15 GMT”}],”filterKeyEvents”:false,”id”:”key-events-carousel-mobile”}”>Key events

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The office of Benjamin Netanyahu has published the names of 13 out of the 17 hostages that were released on Sunday by Hamas:

Abigail Edan, 4

Hagar Brodutch, 40

Ofry Brodutch, 10

Yuval Brodutch, 8

Oria Brodutch, 4

Chen Goldstein Almog, 49

Agam Goldstein Almog, 17

Gal Goldstein Almog, 11

Tal Goldstein Almog, 9

Alma Avraham, 84

Adrienne (Aviva) Siegel, 62

Ela Elyakim, 8

Dafna Elyakim, 14

The other four hostages include a Russian national and three Thai nationals, according to Qatar’s foreign ministry spokesperson Majed al-Ansari.

Their details are yet to be released.

In implementation of the commitments of the third day of the humanitarian truce agreement, 39 Palestinian civilians will be released in exchange for the release of 13 Israeli civilians from Gaza, in addition to a Russian national and 3 Thais who have already been handed over to…

— د. ماجد محمد الأنصاري Dr. Majed Al Ansari (@majedalansari) November 26, 2023Here are some images coming through the newswires of the third group of hostages released by Hamas from Gaza on Sunday evening as part of a four-day truce:

An International Red Cross vehicle carrying hostages released by Hamas drives towards the Rafah border point with Egypt ahead of their transfer to Israel on 26 November 2023. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty ImagesA Red Cross vehicle, as part of a convoy carrying hostages abducted by Hamas during the 7 October attack, arrives at the Rafah border amid a hostages-prisoners swap deal in the southern Gaza Strip on 26 November 2023. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/ReutersA Red Cross vehicle, as part of a convoy carrying hostages abducted by Hamas during the 7 October attack, arrives at the Rafah border amid a hostages-prisoners swap deal in the southern Gaza Strip on 26 November 2023. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/ReutersAn International Red Cross vehicle carrying a hostage released by Hamas drives towards the Rafah border point with Egypt ahead of a transfer to Israel on 26 November 2023. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty ImagesA Red Cross convoy carrying Israeli hostages heads to Egypt from the Gaza Strip at the Rafah border crossing on 26 November 2023. Photograph: Hatem Ali/APJoe Biden reiterated his calls for a two-state solution, saying:

A two-state solution is the only way to guarantee a long-term security of both Israelis and Palestinian people, to make sure Israelis and Palestinians alike live in equal measure of freedom and dignity. We will not give up on working toward that goal.

“This is a day by day approach,” said Joe Biden.

He continued:

Nothing is guaranteed and nothing is being taken for granted but the proof that this is working … is in every smile, and every great tear we see on the faces of those families who are finally getting back together again. The proof is little Abigail. More than 20 other children, 18 years and younger, have been released …

They’ve endured a terrible ordeal. They can now begin a long journey.

Joe Biden said that he will continue working with regional partners to “expand the delivery of critical humanitarian assistance to help innocent Palestinians in need who are not part of Hamas”.

He added:

We worked urgently to take advantage of the pause to surge aid into Gaza …

We’re doing approximately 200 aid trucks in the Gaza each day, loaded with food, water, medicine fuel, and cooking gas. More is needed, but this deal is delivering life-saving results. Critically-needed aid is going in and hostages are coming out. This deal is structured so that it can be extended to keep building on these results.

That’s my goal, that’s our goal, to keep this pause going beyond tomorrow so that we can continue to see more hostages come out and surge more humanitarian relief into those in need in Gaza.

Joe Biden expressed his thanks to the Qatari emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, saying:

I owe a special thanks to him in order to keep the hostage release on track and push for Abigail to be part of this release.

The US president added that his administration will “continue to remain personally engaged to see that this deal is fully implemented and work to extend the deal as well”.

Speaking of four-year old Abigail Edan, Joe Biden said that she has been through a “terrible trauma”.

“Today she’s free, and Jilly and I, together with so many Americans, are praying for the fact that she is going to be alright,” the US president said, referring to his wife Jill Biden.

“We are hopeful” that other Americans may be freed, said Joe Biden.

“There’s a lot more work to be done,” he added.

The US president also said that he’d like to “see the pause go on as long as prisoners are getting released”.

Biden confirms US hostage freed“She’s free and she’s in Israel now,” Joe Biden said of four-year old Abigail Edan, a dual US-Israeli citizen, who was released by Hamas on Sunday alongside 16 other hostages.

Abigail Mor Edan. Photograph: family handout“What she endured is unthinkable,” he said, adding that he expects additional Americans to be released by Hamas as well.

Joe Biden is set to deliver remarks on the hostages at 12pm ET, the White House said on Sunday.

The US president’s expected comments come as reports emerge of four-year old Abigail Edan, a dual Israeli-American citizen, being released alongside 16 other hostages held by Hamas on Sunday evening.

Twelve of the hostages are being escorted back to Israel by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Shin Bet, IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagari said in his latest update.

Hagari added that another hostage “landed in the hospital a short time ago”.

The other four hostages are now on their way to the Rafah border crossing.

— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 26, 2023″,”url”:”https://x.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/1728811780145811858?s=20″,”id”:”1728811780145811858″,”hasMedia”:false,”role”:”inline”,”isThirdPartyTracking”:false,”source”:”Twitter”,”elementId”:”28862dd1-d100-48cc-ae59-53140a378fcc”}}”>לפני זמן קצר העבירו נציגי הצלב האדום 12 חטופים השבים ארצה לידי כוח של יחידה מובחרת של צה”ל וכוח של שב”כ בסמוך לגדר הגבול במרכז רצועת עזה. לאחר מכן יעשו דרכם לבסיס חצרים.

חטופה אחת ששבה ארצה פונתה באופן מוסק ישירות לבית החולים >>

— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 26, 2023He added:

At the same time, four hostages returned to Israel via the Rafah crossing to Egypt, from where they will make their way to the meeting point with our forces in Israeli territory. IDF representatives regularly update the families of the hostages.

במקביל, ארבעה חטופים שבים ארצה דרך מעבר רפיח למצרים, משם יעשו דרכם לנקודת המפגש עם כוחותינו בשטח ישראל.

נציגי צה״ל מעדכנים את משפחות החטופים באופן שוטף.

— דובר צה״ל דניאל הגרי – Daniel Hagari (@IDFSpokesperson) November 26, 2023The Israeli military says 14 Israelis and 3 foreign nationals have been released from captivity in the Gaza Strip, the Associated Press reports.

Members of the Red Cross transferred the hostages out of Gaza on Sunday evening, with some being handed over directly to Israel while others left through Egypt, according to the Associated Press.

The Israeli army said that one of the hostages was airlifted directly to an Israeli hospital.

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan said that Joe Biden will be speaking with Benjamin Netanyahu today.

During an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Sullivan also said that there was “reason to believe” a US hostage would be released from Gaza today.

CNN is reporting a source confirming that dual citizen of US and Israel, Abigail Edan, is in the hands of the Red Cross.

Hamas says it has released 13 Israeli hostages, three Thai nationals and a Russian to Red CrossHamas said on Sunday they had handed over 13 Israeli hostages, three Thai nationals and one Russian to the International Committee of the Red Cross, Reuters reports.

On late Saturday night, Hamas released 13 Israelis and four Thai nationals. In return, Israel released 39 Palestinians that were detained in Israeli prisons.

The Palestine Red Crescent has sent 50 trucks of aid into “Gaza and the north”, the organisation announced on Sunday.

The aid delivery comes as part of the four-day truce between Israel and Hamas that also includes the exchange of 50 hostages held by Hamas as well as 150 Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons.

🚛The Palestine Red Crescent continues to deliver aid to Palestinians in #Gaza and the North, by sending 50 trucks today.

🫶 PRCS superheroes, both staff and volunteers, successfully distributed aid👏, reaching thousands in desperate need of life’s essentials.#Humantarians… pic.twitter.com/RfXTX47mgC

— PRCS (@PalestineRCS) November 26, 2023

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