| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Hamas announces release of a Russian hostage, hands him over to Red Cross

Hamas declared on Sunday that it has released a Russian hostage who was among those held in Gaza since its attack on Israel on October 7, and handed him over to the Red Cross.
In a statement on its official website, Hamas stated, ‘In response to the efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin and in appreciation of Russia’s supportive stance on the Palestinian cause, the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas has released one of the detainees of Russian nationality.’

  • AFP