Release of Palestinian Prisoners

The Israel Prison Service said it had released 39 Palestinian prisoners under the truce agreement.

Release of Israeli Detainees

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office confirmed the arrival of Israeli detainees in the country.

He said the Israeli hostages repatriated on Sunday included nine minors, four women and a man.

"Three foreign nationals, kidnapped on Oct. 7, are also on their way back," he said in a statement.

The Israeli military said in a statement: "Before Qalbul, Red Cross delegates transferred to a selected IDF and Shin Bet force 12 abductees returning to Israel near the perimeter fence in the central Gaza Strip. Another kidnapper flew back to the country directly to the hospital. On the other hand, four abductees return to Israel through the Rafah crossing to Egypt and from there they will be taken to the meeting point inside Israel. IDF delegates regularly monitor the families of abductees."

Hamas said earlier it had handed over to the Red Cross 13 Israeli hostages, three Thais and a Russian citizen.

Diaa Rashwan, head of the State Information Service, said in a statement that Egypt had received lists of 13 Israelis and 39 Palestinians who will be released on Sunday, the third batch of a four-day truce deal brokered by Egypt and Qatar.

The statement said the truce was proceeding unhindered and that 120 aid trucks crossed from Egypt into Gaza on Sunday, including two trucks for fuel and two for cooking gas.