WHO ARE THE ISRAELI AND FOREIGN HOSTAGES RELEASED BY HAMAS?




41 Israeli hostages, including those held by Hamas since October 7, have been released until this moment.

Meanwhile, 14 Thai hostages and one Filipino were released as part of a separate deal between Hamas and the Egyptian government.

Under the terms of the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, a total of 50 hostages will be released during the four-day truce period that began last November 24.

Hamas says 150 Palestinian women and teenagers will be released from Israeli prisons under the agreement, and hundreds of trucks loaded with humanitarian aid, medical supplies and fuel will be allowed to enter Gaza.


Who are the released Israeli hostages?

Margalit Mozes, 78, who was kidnapped from her home on Kibbutz Nir Oz. Her family says she is a cancer survivor and suffers from other health problems that require constant medical care.

Adina Moshe, 72, was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz on October 7. Her husband, Said Moshe, was killed in the attack, according to a group that spoke on behalf of several hostages and their families. After that, her family recognized her in a video clip showing her accompanied by two Hamas fighters on a motorcycle.

Danielle Aloni, 44, and her six-year-old daughter Emilia were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz, along with Danielle's sister, Sharon Aloni, 34, her husband David Cuneo, 33, and their three-year-old twin daughters Emma and Yoli.

Doron Katz Asher, 34, and her two daughters, Raz, four, and Aviv, two, were kidnapped while they were staying with their relatives near the Gaza border. Doron's husband, Yoni, watched a video of his wife and daughters being loaded onto a truck with other hostages.

“I am determined to get my family out of the shock and tragedy we have been through,” Asher told the BBC after their release. He added: "I do not celebrate. I will not celebrate until the last of the kidnapped people returns."

He continued: "The families of the kidnapped are not just posters, nor are they slogans. They are real people, and the families of the kidnapped are from today my new family, and I will make sure and do everything until all the kidnapped are returned."

Emily Hand, 9, was released on November 25 after being detained in Gaza without any of her family members.

The Irish-Israeli girl, who was kidnapped from Kibbutz Be'eri, was nine years old when she was detained in Gaza. Her father, Tom Hand, who was initially informed of his daughter Emily's murder, made the comments in a statement to the BBC after her release.

“We cannot find the words to describe our feelings after 50 days full of complex challenges,” he added, adding that while the family was “happy to embrace Emily again,” they had not forgotten the other people still detained.


Hila Rotem Shoshani, 13, was released after being kidnapped with her mother Raya from Kibbutz Be'eri in the October 7 attacks, but was released alone. The family was officially informed on October 29 that they were hostages.


Maya Regev, 21, was at the Supernova music festival in southern Israel, which was stormed by Hamas on October 7. That morning, Maya's father received a phone call from his daughter, who screamed, "Daddy, they're shooting me. I'm going to die." .

Israeli officials said Ohad Monder Zikri, 9, his mother Keren Monder, 54, and his grandmother Ruthie Monder, 78, were kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz. The Associated Press reported that a phone signal was traced to them as they were heading to Gaza.


Itay Rafi, Abraham's nephew, told the BBC that the release of some of his family members was a "good step" but "we are still living in a very horrific reality."

Chana's daughter, Ayelet Svatitzky, who was speaking to her on the phone when the gunmen stormed the place, said Chana Berry, 79, was taken hostage along with her son, Nadav Popplewell, 51. She added that Hamas sent pictures of them, both of whom suffer from diabetes, and armed men appear in the background. The group that speaks on behalf of the hostages' families said that Chana immigrated to Israel in the 1960s from South Africa and had three children.


Hanna Katsir, 77 years old, appeared in a video published by the movement, in which she appears sitting in a wheelchair and addressing the camera. She was kidnapped from Kibbutz Nir Oz, along with her son, Elad Katzir (47 years old).



Yaffa Adar (85 years old) was kidnapped from Nir Oz, and her granddaughter Adva found a video showing her being transported to Gaza, surrounded by four armed men. The group speaking for the families said that Jaffa Adar had three children and eight grandchildren. The Times of Israel reported that Jaffa's grandson, Tamir, 38, who defended Kibbutz Nir Oz as part of the emergency squad, was also captured in Gaza.

Shushan Haran, 67, was kidnapped from her home in Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7.

She is the founder of a non-profit organization to help feed the poor and holds a doctorate in agricultural engineering. She was released on the first day of the truce, along with her daughter, Adi Shoham, 38, and her two children, Navi, eight, and Yahil, three. Shushan's husband, Avshalom, an economist with dual German and Israeli citizenship, was killed in the Hamas attack, while Adi's husband, Tal, 38, remains in captivity.

Also released were Sharon Avigdori, 52, a drama therapist, and her daughter Noam, 12, who are relatives of Shushan and were kidnapped from Be'eri at the same time. Family members Eviatar Kipnis, 65, and his wife, Lilash Kipnis, 60, were killed in the attack, the family said.



Noam Or, 17, and his sister Alma, 13, were also released on November 25. In the October 7 attacks, a neighbor saw them being dragged from their home in Be'eri, along with their father Dror Or, 48, according to their nephew Emmanuel Pisoray.


The body of Yonat (50 years old), the mother of the two children, was identified as among 120 people killed on the kibbutz. Naoum and Alma's uncle told the BBC that the two brothers did not know that their mother had been killed, but: "We had to break the sad news to them."

On November 25, Sheri Weiss, 53, and her daughter Noja, 18, were released. Shiri is an accountant at the kibbutz's agricultural association. A video message from the family said that Sherri was arrested while Noga hid under the bed, and was later kidnapped as well.

Hostages who were released before the armistice


-Two Americans, Judith Raanan and her daughter Natalie Raanan, were released on Friday, October 20.

-Two elderly women, Nurit Cooper and Yoshved Lifshitz, were released on Monday, October 23.

The Israeli soldier, Uri Magedish, was released during ground operations in Gaza on October 29.


Foreign nationals

Gilinor "Jimmy" Liano Pacheco, 33, is one of 15 foreign workers and the only Filipino released as part of a separate deal between Hamas and the Egyptian government. The father of three has been in Israel for the past four years as a caregiver for 80-year-old Amita Ben-Zvi at Kibbutz Nir Oz, who Pacheco said was killed in the Oct. 7 attacks.

Bontom Pankong (39 years old) and his girlfriend, Natwar Mulakan, were among the Thai hostages released by Hamas last Friday. Bontum's sister, Ourai Chanchart, told BBC Thai that the family was "overjoyed." “Our family has been suffering for more than a month, but we were sure that he was still alive,” she said. She added that he had been working in Israel for five years when he was kidnapped, and was the main breadwinner for the family.

Wichai Kalapat was feared to be among the Thai nationals killed during the Hamas attack, but his girlfriend received news last week that he was being held hostage in Gaza. She told the BBC she was "very happy" because she did not think he would be among those released.

Natthaphon Unkaew and Kumkrit Chombua were among the four Thai nationals released on Saturday, according to the country's prime minister.

Anocha Angkayo was also released. His wife, Wanida Marsa, told the BBC in Thai that her husband, who had worked on an avocado farm for about two years, was one of those captured by Hamas militants.

The fourth person to be released was Mani Jirashat, who traveled to Israel to work four years ago. He was kidnapped by Hamas along with five other workers who took shelter together, according to a Thai television interview with his father, who spoke to survivors.